The latest coastal news, events and more from the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins
November 2019
Restore or Retreat to host annual Rendezvous Nov. 14
The annual fall fund raiser is moving to the Foundry in Thibodaux!
Restore or Retreat will hold their annual fall fundraiser “Rendezvous” on Thursday, November 14, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Foundry in Thibodaux. 
The annual event is the primary fund raiser for the local coastal advocacy group, and will feature a silent auction with items donated by local merchants, specialty food and drinks, and music by the Cajun Music Preservation Society. 
“We are asking for our community to come together once again and show their dedication to our coast,” said Mike Plaisance, Restore or Retreat President. “With the community’s support and strong leadership, we can continue to make positive strides in preserving our coast, community, and culture."
Tickets are $50, and sponsorships are available by calling ROR at 985-448-4485 or completing a ticket form online at

We hope to see you there!
ROR joins GOMESA Coalition in Washington DC
The group traveled to the nation's capital to talk about increasing GOMESA
Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, along with the Governor's Office of Coastal Activities, led a delegation of approximately 50 people to the nation's capital to advocate for a greater share of offshore royalty revenues, which here in Louisiana, is constitutionally dedicated to protecting and restoring our coast.

Victoria Sagrera Bourque joined members of the North Lafourche Levee District, Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District, Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District, parish presidents and more for one-on-one meetings with members of Congress and their staff. During the meetings, teams from Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states educated Congressional members and staff on GOMESA's history, its dedication to Louisiana's coastal trust fund and the positive attributes of legislation introduced by Senator Cassidy, Congressmen Richmond and Graves, as well as Congressman Scalise, all of which seek to improve Louisiana's share under GOMESA.

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CPRA Soliciting New Project Ideas for Development of the 2023 Coastal Master Plan
Anyone can participate in the science-based, publicly informed plan for our coast
From CPRA...

BATON ROUGE, LA - The  Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority  (CPRA) is accepting project ideas that Louisiana citizens, governmental bodies, and concerned organizations would like to see evaluated and considered for possible inclusion in the next Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast that will be submitted to the Louisiana Legislature in 2023.

Predictions in the  2017 Coastal Master Plan  of future coastal land loss and storm surge-based flood risk, even with plan implementation, demonstrate that isolated project investments often provide minimal benefits beyond their immediate footprint or local area. Future predictions show the scale of the challenge facing coastal Louisiana and reinforce the need for the master plan process to focus on investments with beneficial effects at the sub-basin to regional scale. CPRA will accept proposals for new projects to be included in the  2023 Coastal Master Plan  that meet this challenge.

New projects can be proposed by any source, including academia, parishes, elected officials, agencies, NGOs, landowners, business/industry, and the general public. Emphasis should be on projects that continue to provide benefit in the face of sea level rise and subsidence without continued maintenance, those that make a contribution to maintaining estuarine gradients in future decades, and those that provide storm surge-based risk reduction at the community or regional scale. Please see the New Project Development Program Guidelines and Criteria  here .
All proposals must be delivered electronically, in PDF format, to  or mailed to the 2023 Coastal Master Plan Project Development Program at P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70804 and received by February 14, 2020 . Questions may be directed to . Please include “2023 Coastal Master Plan Project Development” in the subject line of the email. Proposals should be no more than seven pages (one page for the Cover Sheet and Contact Information, three pages for Project Description, one page for the Map, and one to two pages for Project Attributes.)
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Coastal Calendar
Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation
Wednesday, November 6 -- 1 pm
Louisiana State Capitol, BR
House Committee Room 5

BTNEP Management Conference
Thursday, November 7-- 9:30 am Bollinger Suite, Nicholls, Thibodaux

Louisiana Smart Growth Summit
Tuesday, November 12 -- 7:30 am
Shaw Center, Baton Rouge

ROR Rendezvous Fund Raiser
Thursday, November 14-- 5:30 pm
The Foundry, Thibodaux
for sponsorships and tickets

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board Meeting
Wednesday, Dec 18-- 9:30 am
Louisiana State Capitol, BR
House Committee Room 5
Achieving comprehensive coastal restoration since 2000
Restore or Retreat is a non-profit coastal advocacy group created by coastal Louisiana residents and stakeholders who recognize that the Barataria and Terrebonne basins are the two most rapidly eroding estuaries on earth, and that this erosion represents an economic and ecological crisis. With a growing membership of over 250 businesses and individuals, ROR seeks to identify and expedite the implementation of aggressive, large-scale restoration projects to protect this irreplaceable region.
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