September 2016

The Conveyance Online
Restore or Retreat's E-newsletter
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

In the Field
ROR was recently at Bayou Dupont, touring with Congressional staffers along the coast, and more.    

ROR's John Lombardo and  Simone Maloz accept a check from Stephen Peltier of the Bayou Community Foundation to support ROR's work to host 2017 Coastal Master Plan outreach meetings.

ROR participated in a panel discussion for the "Natural Defenses in Action" report in Washington, DC. For more on the NWF report supported by Allied World, click here.
ROR presented to a packed house at the July CPRA Board meeting at Nicholls State in Thibodaux. 

ROR's Simone Maloz provides project details from CPRA on what Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni will see from the air.
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority 
Wed, Sept 21-- 9:30 a.m.
LaSalle Building, BR
Thurs, Sept 22-- 
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Governor's Advisory Commission 
Diversion Subcommittee
Tuesday, October 4-- 
10 a.m.
ByWater Institute at Tulane
New Orleans
In the News
Quick Links
Save the Dates!!
There is a busy fall ahead for coastal Louisiana.  Check out some of the calendar dates below, including meetings hosted by ROR.

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council - Plan Update
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) released earlier this month a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. The draft provides important additional strategic guidance for the Council to follow as it makes decisions on funding projects and activities aimed at restoring the Gulf of Mexico.  For more information, click here.

Mon, September 19, 2016 
Open House 5:00 p.m. 
Meeting 6:00 p.m.

University of New Orleans
Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, La 70148

Thursday, September 22, 2016 
Open House 5:00 p.m. 
Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Morgan City Municipal Auditorium
728 Myrtle Street
Morgan City, LA  70381

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 
Webinar 2:00 p.m.
Deepwater Horizon Trustee Council Announces Meeting
The Deepwater Horizon Trustee Council will hold a public meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. During this meeting, we will present updates on the work of the Trustee Council and each Trustee Implementation Group (TIG): Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Open Ocean, and Region-wid
For more information, click here.

September 28, 2016
Open house for discussion and questions
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Public meeting for presentation and public comment       
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Renaissance New Orleans French Quarter Area Hotel
817 Common Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Storyville Room

CPRA to host fall outreach meetings on the State's Master Plan with partner Restore or Retreat
As part of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) - in partnership with Restore or Retreat and numerous community partners throughout coastal Louisiana - will host a series of six Community Conversations during October to update residents on the master plan and receive valuable input and feedback that will be used in developing the draft plan, which will be released in January 2017 for formal public comment and review.

Each Community Conversation will include:
  • An open house beginning at 5:00 p.m. designed to share information about the master plan and ongoing efforts by CPRA and its community partners; and
  • Dinner served to all participants at 5:40 p.m., followed by a CPRA presentation at 6:00 p.m. and group discussion about the master plan, potential projects and programs, and more.
The Community Conversation schedule is as follows:
For more information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]  
ROR participates in White House Forum on Smart Financing for Disaster Resilience
ROR participated in the forum held in DC last month to discuss innovative ways that states, local communities, and the private sector are investing in disaster resilience.
ROR Executive Director Simone Maloz and NWF staff Jessie Ritter and Stacy Small-Lorenz participated in the White House forum earlier this month.
From the White House blog:
Across the country, individuals, communities, businesses, and governments are taking action to improve their ability to withstand and recover quickly from extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and other impacts of climate change.  Disaster mitigation activities include adopting stronger building codes, restoring floodplains and streams, and retrofitting roofs to hurricane-resistant standards -- all of which help to reduce the loss of life and property and enable communities to recover more quickly in the aftermath of a disaster.

Investing in disaster mitigation and resilience before an extreme event occurs can provide significant cost-savings for homeowners, local communities, the private sector, and the Federal government... To advance disaster resilience and mitigation efforts, government and private-sector organizations are developing innovative financing mechanisms that reduce consumer costs and incentivize pre-disaster mitigation activities.  That's why the White House hosted a Forum on Smart Finance for Disaster Resilience to highlight innovations in disaster mitigation and resilience finance, including emerging public-private collaborations with banking, insurance, and financial services sectors.

For more on the forum, click here to read the entire blog post.
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