May 2016

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Restore or Retreat Executive Committee
Mike Plaisance,

 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


Chett Chiasson

Greater Lafourche Port Commission


Berwick Duval

Duval, Funderburk, Sundbery, Lovell and Watkins

CPRA Flood Risk and Resilience Subcommittee 
In the News
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CPRA Chair Bradberry Keynote Speaker for ROR Annual Meeting, ROR Coastal Workshop
Bradberry met with ROR and SCIA members this spring at one of the first presentations in the Bayou Region as CPRA Chairman. 

Restore or Retreat will host CPRA Chairman Johnny Bradberry as the keynote luncheon speaker for ROR's annual meeting. 

The event will be held on May 19 in the Bollinger Student Union Ballroom at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. 

On the same day, ROR will convene a business workshop to connect leaders from industry, state and local government, community organizations, and stakeholders with opportunities to compete for upcoming work to restore and protect our coast.  

Click here to download forms or here to view agenda and register.
Morning panel discussions will include leadership from the CPRA's Implementation Team to update participants on the State's Annual Plan and 2017 Master Plan, and "How to do Business with the CPRA." The morning will also include a briefing on the State of the Water Management Sector by GNO, Inc. and the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Campaign, and how these restoration opportunities are providing great economic benefits to our communities.
Other speakers and panelists include Dr. Bruce Murphy of Nicholls State University, CPRA members, coastal industry leaders, and senior officials from regional levee and freshwater districts, as well as Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish governments, to hear about their upcoming work on levees, restoration and infrastructure.
"With momentum growing for us to move from planning to implementation, now more than ever, we need our community to understand how rebuilding our environment can also help our economy," said Mike Plaisance, President of Restore or Retreat Executive Committee. "With the community's support and with strong leadership, we can preserve our coast, community, and culture for future generations while we also support our working coast."
The afternoon will include technical updates and breakout sessions on CPRA's 2017 Master Plan, Interactive Project Map and Flood Risk and Resilience Viewer. The Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, South Louisiana Economic Council, and Small Business Development Center will also be on hand to assist participants with bonding and business financing, to detail business initiatives offered, to provide assistance to small businesses, and to educate on public bid law and contracting.   Participants will be able to acquire the continuing education requirements for Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, including the mandatory one hour PDH in Ethics.
Reservations for the workshop and/or lunch, as well as  sponsorships, are available by calling ROR at 985-448-4485 or completing an online form at
In the Field 
ROR recently visited the Davis Pond Diversion with CPRA and media friends and more.


From CPRA... The Davis Pond freshwater diversion upriver from New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi River is bringing a degrading ecosystem back to life, as is evident in these photos of the same monitoring station photographed seven years apart.
The diversion structure was intended to add fresh water to the outfall area for salinity control. However, while the ecosystem is reviving as intended, the fine sediment in the upper water column is building land substantial enough to support tree growth.
Future diversion structures in the Coastal Master Plan will be designed to capture sand and mineral sediment in the lower water column for even more substantial land building.

Restore or Retreat was pleased to present at the 14th Annual Mayor's Conference in Grand Isle in April.  ROR followed CPRA Chairman Bradberry and joined presenters from the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District and DOTD. 

During Congressman Scalise's recent Offshore Energy Tour to Port Fourchon, ROR Executive Director Simone Maloz was on hand to talk about the connection between the environment and economy, and the priorities the State has laid out in the State Master Plan.  Participants included Republican U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan, of South Carolina; Bill Johnson, of Ohio; Tom Reed, of New York; Dan Newhouse, of Washington; and Jody Hice, of Georgia; and Democratic Reps. Gene Green and Marc Veasey, both from Texas.

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