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October 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, 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


Diversion Expert Panel

October 28

Crowne Plaza

Baton Rouge, LA


Second Call for Master Plan Project Proposals Due

Fri, Oct 31




November 12, 9:30am

Galvez Building, Pollack Room

Baton Rouge, LA

In the News

One Voice of the Wetlands-

Opinion, Houma Courier


$627 million Gulf Spill Restoration Plan approved-



Mid-Barataria Diversion could create 22 sq miles of land in 20 years-


WWNO's Coastal Glossary


Search narrows for firms to provide proposals to restore Louisiana's coast-

the Lens NOLA

Quick Links
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It's not too late to join us!

13th Annual
to Save Our Coast

This 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-
ROR Visits Davis Pond with Diversion Subcommittee
The field trip follows the second meeting of the reactivated Diversion Subcommittee of the Governor's Advisory Commission.

CPRA's John Troutman update King Milling and Rep. Ray Garofalo at the Davis Pond Structure last week.
Restore or Retreat participated in a field trip to the Davis Pond structure and outfall area following the second Diversion Subcommittee Meeting of the Governor's Advisory Commission.  Executive Director Simone Maloz was appointed to the commission this summer, and also serves on the Diversion Subcommittee.

The subcommittee meeting was held in New Orleans at UNO, and the group heard informative presentations from the Water Institute's Dr. Ehab Messelle on optimizing sediment delivery, LSU's Dr. Eugene Turner on sediment supply, US Fish and Wildlife's Ronald Paille on soil composition changes of freshwater marshes, and Dr. Robert Twilley of LSU on the natural processes in delta restoration.  

Participants of the first field trip to Caernarvon following the group's first meeting this summer updated the group on that trip, and had a discussion on lessons learned from the first meeting and field trip.  

The next meeting will be in December. 
Alisha Renfro of the National Wildlife Federation shows field trip participants the results of a core sample she took on the trip.
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.