ROR Logo Small

November 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



November 12, 9:30am

Galvez Building, Pollack Room

Baton Rouge, LA


ROR-NWF Annual NGO Summit

November 21, 9am

Register at


Gov Adv Commission

Wed, Dec 3, 9:30am

Homer Hitt, UNO

In the News

Research and modern facilities to open to students, community in 2016

The Daily Reveille


Public comments sought on RESTORE Act draft NOAA science plan



Gulf coast landowners, farmers can tap $40m in conservation cash from BP oil spill


Be smart, patient with BP money

Houma Today- Opinion

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

Save the (New) Date!

4th Annual 
Restore or Retreat and 
National Wildlife Federation 
Lafourche-Terrebonne Restoration Summit for Non-Governmental Organizations

Friday, November 21
Nicholls State University, 
Plantation Suite, Ballroom

ROR Logo Small    
Restore or Retreat and National Wildlife Federation, representing the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign, invite you to the 4th Summit on Coastal Restoration in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. The fourth Summit will build on our past efforts to connect NGO capacity with the restoration priorities, funding possibilities, and ongoing projects in the parishes.    

Our theme "What have you done for me lately: RESTORE-ing Regionally" will focus on how impending RESTORE dollars and the 2017 Master Plan will shape how Lafourche and Terrebonne's coastal landscape will look in the near and long-term futures, and how you can play a valuable part in the planning and implementation process.

Register online at 

Our Barnstorming to Save Our Coast fund raiser was another success-- 
and we could not have done it without you!

presented by

Pelican Sponsor
Ms. Phyllis Taylor

Heron Sponsors
Angelette - Picciola, LLC
Apache Louisiana Minerals
Bollinger Shipyards
Jones Dermatology
L&M Botruc Rental, Inc.
Parker Marine Services
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Wm. Clifford Smith 

Egret Sponsors
All South Consulting Engineers
Bayou Industrial Group
Bienvenu Foster Ryan & O'Bannon, LLC
Buquet Distributing
Community Bank
Greater Lafourche Port Commission
John Deere Thibodaux, Inc.
John J. Erny III for Judge
JP Morgan Chase
Martin Ecosystems
Moffatt and Nichol
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Plaisance Dragline and Dredging Co.
South Lafourche Bank & Trust
South Louisiana Bank
Synergy Bank
Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District
Vision Communications

Sandpiper Sponsors
America's Wetland Foundation
Duplantis Design Group
J. Wayne Plaisance, Inc.
MidSouth Bank
Picciola and Associates
Resource Environmental Solutions
Roly Poly of Houma
Royal Engineering
Seacor Marine
Southern Guard Service
Stephanie Hebert Allstate
Ted M. Falgout & Associates

Event Donors
Buquet Distributing and 
Donner-Peltier Distillers

Sheriff Craig Webre

Silent Auction:
Apache, Bayou Country Children's Museum, Audubon Zoo, Cannata's, CC Lockwood, Charlotte Bollinger, Cristiano's, Cypress Bayou Casino, Atchafalaya Golf Course,  Dick and Jenny's, Ducks Unlimited, Lafourche Parish Tourist Commission, Archie Chaisson III, Dr. Darby Chiasson, Duplantis Design Group, Gordon Dove/Copeland's, John Weimer, La 1 Coalition, Larose Civic Center, LSU, Mike Plaisance, NSU Alumni, NSU Athletics, SLEC, Stephanie Hebert Allstate, Ted Falgout, Vision, South Lafourche Bank, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
ROR Visits Wax Lake Outlet with Diversion Expert Panel
The field trip was held the day before the group's third meeting in Baton Rouge.
Dr. Denise Reed stands on the "new" Louisiana to address the field trip participants.
Restore or Retreat hosted a field trip to to the Wax Lake Outlet in October for the Diversion Expert Panel, as well as CPRA, NOAA NFWF and Audubon members.

The Diversion Panel held its meeting in Baton Rouge in the following days, and the purpose of the third meeting of the expert panel was to discuss the broader effects of diversions, existing and planned coastal Louisiana monitoring efforts, and the expectations for available information from fish and shellfish modeling.  

CPRA and NOAA leadership also attended, as well as representatives of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Louisiana and national staff members of the National Audubon Society.  ROR would like to thank the field members from LDWF who participated in trip, as well as CPRA, LDWF and Audubon who provided boats.  

For more information on the panelists and the meeting agendas and presentations, click here.
Bren Haase of CPRA describes the delta building process and the opportunities it represents in LA.
We are grateful for all of those supporters who have 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.