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August 2014

The Conveyance Online
Restore or Retreat's E-newsletter
Restore or Retreat Executive Committee

Mike Plaisance, President

Plaisance Dragline and Dredging


Ted Falgout, VP

Ted M. Falgout and Associates


Robert Naquin, Treasurer

Century 21 


Henri Boulet, Secretary

LA 1 Coalition


Tim Allen

Apache Louisiana Minerals


Charlotte Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards


Berwick Duval

Duval, Funderburk, Sundbery, Lovell and Watkins


Dr. John J. Jones, Jr.

Jones Dermatology


Wed, Aug 20- 9:30am 

LaSalle Building, LaBelle Room

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

South LA Wetlands Discovery Center's
Youth Wetland Summit
August 22-23


Wed, Sep 17- 9:30am 

Lake Charles, LA

Diversion Subcommittee Meeting

Wed, Oct 08- 10am 

University of New Orleans

Homer Hitt Alumni Center

2000 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA

Governor's Advisory Commission

Thu, Oct 09- 9:30am 


8124 Highway 56

Chauvin, LA 70344


4th Annual ROR-NWF Restoration Summit

Friday, Nov 7


Youth Wetland Summit This Weekend

The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center will host the 2014 Wetlands Youth Summit on August 22-23 at the Duhe' Building, 235 Civic Center Blvd, Houma.  


The Wetlands Youth Summit aims to bring young leaders together to discuss the various challenges and potential solutions for gulf coast communities.


Click here to learn more and to register.
In the News

 'Accidental' rebuilding at Wax Lake shows promise of diversion projects
Photo Gallery

 Wetlands growth in Wax Lake shows what diversions could achieve, scientists say

River Diversions at work in Wax Lake Delta
Plaquemines Gazette

Terrebonne pitching versions of billion-dollar sediment project
Houma Courier

Oil spill fine money closer to reality
Houma Courier 


Louisiana and 20 coastal parishes to share 20 percent of initial RESTORE Act funds 

Vanishing Coast Tour of Chauvin,
WWNO Coastal Desk 

Quick Links
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We are "wild" about our coast!!

Save the Date-
ROR's 13th Annual
Barnstorming to Save Our Coast

Thursday, October 16
6pm to 9pm 
at the home of Ms. Charlotte Bollinger, Lockport

More details coming soon!
Reminder: CPRA project proposals due 8/21
The State began planning efforts for the 2017 State Master Plan immediately following the adoption of the 2012 Plan.

Master Plan Final
The State has already initiated the 2017 State Master Plan process, and began gathering stakeholders for the Framework Development Team (FDT), in July. 

The FDT, as was the case for the 2012 Coastal Master Plan, will serve as a critical collaborative stakeholder group that will offer CPRA ongoing and real-time guidance and advice on all major elements of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. ROR Executive Director Simone Maloz has been selected to serve on the FDT as an alternate.

Additionally, 2017 Coastal Master Plan will build upon the 2012 plan through refinement of previously selected projects and/or inclusion of new projects.  Until August, the CPRA will accept proposals for new projects to be included in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. New projects can be proposed by CPRA or by any external source, including academia, parishes, elected officials, agencies, NGO's, landowners, business/industry and the general public.

New projects which can be proposed include those:
  • That build and/or sustain land, through project types identified in the 2012 Coastal Master Plan, such as Bank Stabilization, Barrier Island/Headland Restoration, Diversion and Channel Realignment, Hydrologic Restoration, Marsh Creation, Oyster Barrier Reef Creation, Ridge Creation/Restoration, and Shoreline Protection.
  • That provide significant Flood Risk Reduction, through structural projects, such as the construction and maintenance of levees, or non-structural projects, such as the elevation, flood-proofing, or acquisition of properties.
  • In response to radical shifts in the coastal landscape, resulting from hurricanes or other disasters that have occurred since the 2012 Coastal Master Plan was developed.
  • That address future uncertainty challenges, such as climate change.

Screening criteria and submittal details can be found on the ROR website.     Questions and proposals can be sent to

ROR in the Field
ROR is excited to have been in the field many times this summer, learning more at various meetings and educating others with hands on tours of important areas along Louisiana's coast.

ROR joined the Louisiana Wildlife Federation on a media tour of the Wax Lake outlet, where participants saw firsthand the growth of this "accidental" delta.
Photo courtesy of
Bren Haase of the CPRA explains the importance of the Wax Lake Delta to future diversion planning.
Photo courtesy of
Members of the Diversion Subcommittee, CPRA, and
the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation before the group headed out to the Caenarvon outfall area.
The Water Institute of the Gulf's Chief Scientist Dr. Denise Reed addresses the group at the 3rd annual Restore or Retreat luncheon for the Water Institute.
Stakeholders listen to updates from Dr. Chip Groat, CEO, and Dr. Denise Reed of the Water Institute on their work since the Institute was first launched in 2012, including their work on local projects and on the 2017 State Master Plan.
Restore or Retreat was proud to be a sponsor of the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center's Summer Camp. Campers take field trips to exciting wetlands venues to gain real-world knowledge and then discuss their experiences and participate in other fun activities.
We are grateful for all of those supporters who have recently renewed their membership support of Restore or Retreat.  And we hope to extend the support of others, so we can continue to work daily on saving this irreplaceable region!

Simone Maloz

Executive Director

Restore or Retreat, Inc.