State's DRAFT Annual Plan Available for Comment
The draft annual plan for the State's restoration and protection includes a recap of the State's progress and their plans for the next 3 years.
The CPRA has released the draft of the Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Plan, Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana. This is the CPRA's yearly report on progress in implementing the State Master Plan and a look forward to what is planned for the coming fiscal year and the two fiscal years that follow.
The CPRA hosted various meetings for public comments throughout the state, and Restore or Retreat reached out to local members and partners to ensure there was a regional voice present during these meetings. Click here
for a link to the Daily Comet article on the meeting.
If you missed the public meeting, there is still time to make your voice heard! Written comments will be accepted until February 17, and please feel free to contact ROR for any assistance you may need in drafting comments.
Once public hearings are conducted and input is received during the public comment period ending February 17
, the CPRA will revise the Annual Plan if needed. That plan will then go to the Louisiana Legislature in the Spring regular session for approval.
ROR would like to thank all our partners who are taking a active role in ensuring that our region's voice is heard during this pubic comment period!
You can download a copy
of the draft plan on the CPRA website. Please note, the CPRA recommends viewing the PDF files in either Google Chrome or Safari.
CPRA to host Community Conversations on Flood Risk and Resilience Program
As part of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), in partnership with the Office of Community Development, will host a series of four Community
This is a follow-up meeting to those held last Spring, which ROR helped to host, that debuted the interactive online flood risk viewer.
Conversations in coastal Louisiana to share information about the Flood Risk and Resilience Program.
Attendees will learn more about future coastal flood risk; how the State, parishes, and residents can reduce this risk; and the State's approach to residential elevation, commercial floodproofing, and voluntary acquisition. Input received at these meetings will inform how CPRA's Flood Risk and Resilience Program can be tailored to best meet the needs of local communities.
Each Community Conversation will include an open house from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. designed to share information and gather residents' feedback about current and future flood risk through interactive vulnerability mapping. CPRA will then present at 5:30 p.m. on the Coastal Master Plan, the Flood Risk and Resilience Program, and non-structural projects being analyzed. The presentation will be followed by a discussion about resilience measures and what types of nonstructural projects would best benefit the community as a whole.
Lafitte Multi-Purpose Center
Terrebonne Parish Public Library
February 23, 2016
February 24, 2016