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September 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

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



Wed, Oct 15- 9:30am

LaBelle Room, LaSalle Bldg

Baton Rouge, LA


ROR's Barnstorming  

to Save Our Coast 

Thurs, Oct 16- 6pm-9pm

Lockport, LA


Second Call for Master Plan Project Proposals Due

Fri, Oct 31


4th Annual ROR-NWF Restoration Summit

Friday, Nov 7


In the News

The Beauty of the Barrier Islands-

 Mississippi River Delta Campaign


Losing Ground- and the Lens


Louisiana Loses Its Boot

Brett Anderson for


State looking for input on oil spill fine money-


Local projects can advance-



Toast to Coast-


Parishes propose restoration and protection work-

ROR Staff Named to Top 40 Under 40 List

Restore or Retreat Executive Director Simone Maloz and Outreach Coordinator John Lombardo were honored by the Thibodaux Chamber, Lafourche Chamber, and Leadership Lafourche organizations as a

"Best of Lafourche: 40 Under 40."


The first Best of Lafourche: 40 Under 40 awards program is a way to identify and acknowledge young leaders in the community, organizers said.


"The list is basically the movers and shakers of the parish. It's people to look for, watch out for," said Lin Kiger, CEO/President of the Lafourche Chamber.


Each person was nominated by his or her peers before being further evaluated by a panel of judges made up of industry officials in the bayou region. Judges dished out points based on their reason for nomination, career achievements, community involvement and vision for the future of Lafourche.

Quick Links
ROR is now on Facebook and Twiiter-
Like Us and Follow us @RestoreRetreat

Louisiana is where the "wild" things live 
and play!!

Please join us for
13th Annual
to Save Our Coast

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

presented by

Enjoy the music of Todd Adams, 
a delicious buffet by Cashio's Catering, and 
beverages by Buquet Distributors 
and Donner-Peltier Distillers! 

And don't forget our great silent auction 
and raffle...
we want to see you there!

Individual tickets and sponsorships available-
Second Call for 2017 Master Plan Projects 
Due to a high level of interest and the large volume of project proposals received to date, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has issued a second request for proposals for new projects to be considered for inclusion in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan.


The deadline to submit project proposals is October 31, 2014.

New projects can be proposed:

  • that build and/or sustain land;
  • provide significant flood risk reduction;
  • address radical shifts in the coastal landscape;
  • confront future uncertainty challenges.

New projects can be proposed by any external source, including academia, parishes, elected officials, agencies, NGO's, landowners, business/industry, and the general public.


All proposals must be delivered electronically (in PDF format) to


Proposals should be no more than 7 pages (1-2 pages for the cover sheet and contact information, 2 pages for project description, 1 page for a map of project location, and 1-2 pages for project attributes).


Like the 2012 Coastal Master Plan, a screening process will be used to determine whether a project has the potential to be included in the 2017 analysis.


All questions can be sent to CPRA staff will be available to help develop and refine project attributes.


For more information, including complete details on the types of projects that can be proposed, screening guidelines, and submittal details,  click here to download a PDF.


Please note that projects proposed in advance of the August 21 deadline are currently under review. Upon completing review of any additional submissions received by the October 31 deadline, CPRA representatives will provide a response to each proposer. We anticipate these notifications being completed by the end of 2014.


CPRA Partnership RFP Announced

This year the Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund has dedicated $1 million to provide matching funds for projects aimed at coastal conservation and restoration. The State will use this
funding to take advantage of grants, donations, and other private/public partnership opportunities to support the implementation of high priority coastal restoration projects. This will allow the State to
further leverage its funds to achieve its coastal restoration goals.
Proposals for coastal conservation and restoration projects that would benefit from additional funding are requested. 

Proposals should include a brief description of the project purpose, features, conceptual design, project area map and description of how it contributes to the criteria listed below. Proposals should be no more than two pages in length (i.e., one page description and one page map).

Project Selection Criteria
Projects will be evaluated and prioritized based on the following criteria:
1. Acreage conserved/restored
2. Synergism with other conservation/restoration efforts
3. Project constructability
4. Matching funds
5. Consistency with the objectives of the 2012 State Master Plan

General Information
Proposals will be accepted for 30 days following the September 17, 2014 Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) meeting. A selection committee made up of CPRA scientists and engineers
will review and evaluate each proposed project based on the criteria listed above. Projects selected for funding will be notified by November 30. 

Any questions can be directed to:
Stuart Brown, 225-342-4736
Logan Boudreaux, 225-342-2639

Please submit proposals and/or direct questions about the program or project proposals by Friday October 17, 2014 via mail, email, or fax to:
Stuart Brown
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
450 Laurel St., 12th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
phone: (225) 342-4736
fax: (225) 342-9417


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.