February 2016

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

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

CPRA and OCD Flood Risk
and Resiliency 
Community Meeting
February 16- Lafitte 
February 17- Houma
February 23- Lake Charles
February 24- Mandeville
State's Annual Plan
Written Comments due Feb 17
Governor's Advisory Commission
February 17
Algiers Library 
Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority 
February 24
LaBelle Room, LaSalle Bildg
Baton Rouge 
In the News
Quick Links
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
This is a follow-up meeting to those held last Spring, which ROR helped to host, that debuted the interactive online flood risk viewer.           
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
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.

February 16 
Lafitte Multi-Purpose Center

February 17
Terrebonne Parish Public Library

Lake Charles
February 23, 2016
SEED Center

February 24, 2016
Castine Center

For more information, please contact masterplan@la.gov.
ROR in the Community 
The end of the year was a busy time for Restore or Retreat!

We had a wonderful time at our second annual Cocktails for the Coast where we partnered with the Nicholls Alumni Association. At the event, ROR highlighted a few Coastal Colonels and celebrated the positive impact that our regional university has played in coastal restoration.

Also, ROR was highlighted by Alumni Grill as the Nonprofit of the Month thanks to a sponsorship by our friends at Duplantis Design Group. Each month, Alumni Grill partners with a nonprofit and gives a portion of the proceeds from the burger of the month to the highlighted nonprofit. For the month of December, Swamp Slammer help to raise over $1,300 dollars for ROR. We would like to thank Duplantis Design Group and Alumni Grill for continuing to be such a wonderful coastal partners and friends to our community! 

Thank you for your support!
THANK YOU to our supporters who allow us to continue working daily to save this irreplaceable region!

Simone Maloz

Executive Director


John Lombardo

Outreach Coordinator