September 2015

The Conveyance Online
Restore or Retreat's E-newsletter
In This Issue
Save the Date: Barnstorming is 10/22
RESTORE Project Priority Public Meeting
Lafourche RESTORE project meeting
Restore or Retreat Executive Committee

Mike Plaisance, President

Plaisance Dragline and Dredging


Ted Falgout, VP

Ted M. Falgout and Associates


Robert Naquin, Treasurer

Latter and Blum 


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

RESTORE: Draft Initial Funded Priorities List Public Meetings
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 -- 5:30 p.m.
Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, La.

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board
Wed, Sep 16-- 09:30 a.m.
 Municipal Auditorium
728 Myrtle Street
Morgan City, La.

RESTORE: Draft Initial Funded Priorities List Public Meetings
Wed, Sep 16-- 5:30 p.m.
 Municipal Auditorium
728 Myrtle St.
Morgan City, La.

Louisiana's 2017 Coastal Master Plan Modeling Update Webinar
Tue, Sep 22 -- 12p.m. - 4 p.m.
CPRA Flood Risk and Resiliency Subcommittee Meeting
Wed, Sep 30 -- 9:30 a.m.
State Capitol
 Governor's Press Room

Governor's Advisory Commission
Thu, Oct 08 -- 11:00 a.m.
Port Fourchon
Operations Center
108 A. O. Rappelet Road
Port Fourchon, La.
CPRA 2017 Master Plan Modeling Update Webinar

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Join us for presentations on:
+ Storm Surge and Waves
+ Risk Assessment
+ Hydrology and Water Quality
+ Wetland Morphology
+ Vegetation
+ Barrier Islands
+ Habitat Suitability Indices
+ Ecopath with Ecosim
+ Q&A will follow each presentation
Fellow researchers, academics, and other members of the technical community are invited to join us to learn more about the suite of modeling tools that has been developed to support the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. This webinar is part of a series of technical updates on different aspects of 2017 Coastal Master Plan development. This event will focus solely on the modeling effort. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the CPRA website.

Quick Links
Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler!

14th Annual  
Barnstorming to
Save Our Coast

October 22, 2015
6pm til 9pm, Lockport 
at the home of Ms. Charlotte Bollinger
one mile south of Bollinger Shipyards

Presented by:


Music by Cajun Music Preservation Society

Delicious couchon de lait and buffet

Spirits by Buquet and Donner-Peltier

Silent Auction and more!


Click here for ticket and sponsorship information or here to register online-- 

we hope to see you there! 

RESTORE Council to host meetings on project priorities
The RESTORE Council meetings will be held September 15 in New Orleans and September 16 in Morgan City.   

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is holding two public meetings in Louisiana to discuss the draft Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) and ask for the public's feedback on the draft FPL.

The draft FPL, released by the Council in August, proposes funding for a total of seven projects located in Louisiana totaling approximately $52 million.

The proposed Coastal Master Plan projects include:
  • Golden Triangle Marsh Creation Project ($4.3M; planning)
  • Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp Project ($14.2; planning)
  • Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline Project ($3.2M; planning)
  • West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization Project ($7.3; planning)
  • Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program ($9.3; planning)
Two additional proposed projects, Jean Lafitte Canal Backfilling ($8.7M; implementation) and Bayou Dularge Ridge, Marsh and Hydrologic Restoration ($5.2; planning) are also located in Louisiana. These two projects, submitted for funding by federal members of the Council, are complementary to and consistent with the master plan and will directly benefit coastal Louisiana.

Sept. 15, 2015 
Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center  
2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans 
5:30 p.m. CDT

Sept. 16, 2015
Morgan City Municipal Auditorium 
728 Myrtle St., Morgan City 
5:30 p.m. CDT   

A copy of the draft FPL and related documents are available at The draft FPL is available for public review and comment through September 28.

Lafourche Parish will also hold RESTORE Meeting
Lafourche Parish will also host a meeting on their multi-year implementation plan for their parish-direct funding from Transocean.

Lafourche Parish
Mathews, LA -Lafourche Parish Government's RESTORE Act Multiyear Implementation Plan draft is now available for public comment, the parish announced today, Aug. 26.
The announcement follows a presentation on the draft multiyear plan to the Lafourche Parish Council during its meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 25.
The multiyear plan is available at, and feedback may be submitted by emailing [email protected], or via regular mail: Lafourche Parish Government RE: MYIP, P.O. Drawer 5548, Thibodaux, LA, 70302.
In addition, the parish is also holding a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Larose Civic Center (307 E 5th St,  Larose), where the draft multiyear plan will be presented and the public will be able to submit public comments in writing for consideration.
The deadline to submit public comments is October 9, 2015.
"As a parish that has been affected so tremendously by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are fortunate to be able to work with those at all levels of government to help protect and restore our natural resources, economy and culture," said Charlotte Randolph, Lafourche Parish president. "More than half a decade after this horrible disaster, we are still reminded of the sizeable impacts our parish suffered, and our desire to continue rebuilding is what makes this multiyear plan crucial in moving forward."
According to Lafourche Parish Administrator Archie Chaisson, the public is encouraged to provide comments about the plan.
"The projects in this plan have been chosen based on the best available science, years of ongoing work and public engagement, as well as a deep understanding of our parish's needs. We hope to have the full support of those who live and work in our community as we move forward with this plan to implement projects that restore our wetlands and protect our communities," Chaisson said.
We are grateful for our supporters who allow us to continue working daily to save this irreplaceable region!

Simone Maloz

Executive Director


John Lombardo

Outreach Coordinator