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December 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, Jan 21, 2015- 9:30am 

Louisiana State Capitol,

House Committee Room 1

Baton Rouge 



Wed, Feb 11, 2015- 9am 

Louisiana State Capitol,

House Committee Room 1

Baton Rouge 


Governor's Advisory Commission

Thu, Feb 26, 2015- 10am 

Galvez Bldg, Oliver Pollock Rm

Baton Rouge 

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Wishing you a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year!!

As we enter our 15th year, Restore or Retreat would like to thank you for your tremendous support over the years, and we look forward to exciting new opportunities and challenges ahead!

The Restore or Retreat Team
ROR Hosts Fourth Coastal Summit
Over 60 participants attended the one-day summit held at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. 
Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish (above) presented priority projects for their parishes, which are available online.


Restore or Retreat (ROR) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), representing the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign, hosted the "Fourth Summit on Coastal Restoration for Lafourche and Terrebonne" for non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives on November 21. 


The Fourth Summit built on past efforts to connect NGO capacity with the restoration priorities, funding possibilities and ongoing projects of these two parishes. The inaugural summit was held in 2011 in Terrebonne Parish.


"We were so pleased with the results of our previous summits, we wanted to continue building restoration relationships in the Bayou Region," said Simone Maloz, Executive Director of Restore or Retreat.  "We hope to further connect our region with interested and influential organizations that can help us advance our mission to save our important coastal wetlands."


The event's theme "What have you done for me lately: RESTORE-ing Regionally" focused 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 stakeholders and organizations can play a valuable part in the planning and implementation process.


Archie Chaisson of Lafourche Parish and Nic Matherne of Terrebonne Parish presented local priorities and ongoing projects in the context of how they are aligned with the Master Plan, RESTORE, early NRDA, and other priorities.  Stakeholders then broke out into focus groups to discuss their particular interests and concerns regarding the planning and implementation process. 


After a working lunch with a presentation by Dr. Robert Twilley of Louisiana Sea Grant, Mr. Jerome Zeringue, Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, shared his thoughts on the planning already underway for the 2017 Master Plan, as well as current opportunities for funding - both at the state level and monies that will flow directly to the local level.  Finally, at the end of the day, participants discussed the role of the NGOs and tactics they can bring to bear to support and propel these parish and state efforts.   

A final "outcomes document" is being crafted to be presented to the CPRA's Framework Development Team to help inform the FDT of the expressed ideas, needs and resources as they craft the 2017 Master Plan.  


PowerPoint presentations from the day's presenters can be found online.

ROR Receives Fourchon Oilman's Grant

For the first time, Fourchon Oilman's Association, formed in 2011 by oil and gas industry professionals, partnered with Bayou Community Foundation, which formed in 2012, to provide these grants.


Through an open grant process, over 20 grants to local non-profits and schools were awarded based on the Fourchon Oilman's Association's (FOA) mission to promote educational and charitable organizations while promoting the oil and gas industry.


FOA has awarded nearly $300,000 in grants since its founding just a few years ago.  This is ROR's third grant from FOA.   All the money awarded was provided through annual Fishing Invitational the association holds in the summer.


Fourchon Oilman's Association Vice President Chris Moran said in the Houma Courier that partnering with Bayou Community Foundation is a win for everyone involved.  In 2012, Gheens Foundation awarded $500,000 to Bayou Community Foundation and challenged the foundation to raise $1 million in grants for the community. All the grants awarded with the help of the foundation will go toward the foundation's $1 million goal.


For more information on FOA, click here.  

For more information on the Bayou Community Foundation, click here. 



We are grateful for all of those supporters who have renewed their membership support of Restore or Retreat.  And we hope to extend this support in 2015, so we can continue to work daily on saving this irreplaceable region!

Simone Maloz

Executive Director


John Lombardo

Outreach Coordinator