The Conveyance: ROR's E-newsletter 
                January 2017
Updated: CPRA Releases 2017 Master Plan and Annual Plan; Public Meetings Scheduled
Baton Rouge, La-- The DRAFT 2017 Coastal Master Plan and DRAFT FY 2018 Annual Plan are now available online for public review and comment.  Public meetings will be held this week and next to detail the plan and accept public comment. 

The DRAFT 2017 Coastal Master Plan sets an ambitious path to respond to the loss of our coastal land and the threats from storm surge events. The master plan is a list of projects that build or maintain land and reduce risk to our communities. The 2017 Coastal Master Plan was built on the commitment and knowledge gained from the previous master plans. Using the best available science and engineering, CPRA prioritized and sequenced projects for implementation. 

The DRAFT FY 2018 Annual Plan presents CPRA's three-year funding outlook and allocation plan to support the implementation of Master Plan projects during FY 2018 - FY 2020.   

CPRA will host four formal public hearings to provide coastal Louisiana residents and stakeholders an opportunity to review and comment on the DRAFT 2017 Coastal Master Plan as well as the DRAFT FY 2018 Annual Plan.
Lake Charles
January 17, 2017
Lake Charles Civic Center
Jean Lafitte Room
900 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans
January 18, 2017
Port of New Orleans
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
January 24, 2017
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center
Pelican Room
346 Civic Center Boulevard
January 25, 2017
David C. Treen Instructional Technology Center - Conference Center
2024 Livingston Street
All four public meetings will include:
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open house with information about both the Coastal Master Plan and Annual Plan;
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Presentation on the 2017 Coastal Master Plan and public comment session followed by presentation on the FY 2018 Draft Annual Plan and public comment session.
CPRA wants to hear from you!
  • Feedback is encouraged in person and all comments at the public hearings will be recorded by a court reporter. Participants may also submit written comments during the meetings.
  • If, because of a disability, you require special assistance to participate, please contact the CPRA Administrative Assistant, at P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027 or by telephone at (225) 342-7308, at least five working days prior to the hearing.
  • If you can't make the events, email the master plan team at; or email with comments pertaining to the annual plan.
  • Use CPRA's new Citizen Reach platform to submit comments through their website!
  • If you prefer mail, please send written comments to: Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority, c/o Chuck Perrodin, P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027; letters must be mailed to arrive no later than March 26, 2017.
  • Public comments will be accepted until March 26, 2017.
 ROR is Hiring!
Love the coast?  Want to get paid to be one of its biggest champions??

Restore or Retreat is looking for a Special Projects Coordinator to develop and implement various projects within our organization.  This full time position, based out of our office at Nicholls State University, would support our organization in the areas of outreach, development and communications.

Check out our website for more details! 
 Flood Risk and Resiliency Viewer Updated
Residents can better access the information about protection and restoration projects that benefit their families and communities.

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is releasing an update to the Master Plan Data Viewer, an online tool that lets residents learn more about their current and future flood risk.  ROR was a proud partner with the CPRA to help develop and first debut the viewer to our coastal communities two years ago. 
This is an example of what the viewer looks like--
click for a direct link to view!

The viewer is an interactive tool that allows people to go online, type in a location-- like your home or business address-- and learn more about current and future land change, flood depths, economic damage, coastal vegetation, social vulnerability, 2017 Master Plan Projects, and resources to reduce risk for that particular area.  Users can explore how the whole coast may change under different environmental scenarios and at different points in time over the next 50 years.

Also, just in time for the 2017 Coastal Master Plan's draft release, users can obtain more information about draft master plan projects such as descriptions, cost, implementation period, and if the project becomes funded and moves into different stages of planning, design, and construction.

Visit the Master Plan Data Viewer at:
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Coastal Calendar
2017 Coastal Master Plan and Annual Plan Public Meetings
January 17 Lake Charles
January 18 New Orleans
January 24 Houma
January 25 Mandeville
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board Meeting
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 9:30 a.m.
State Capitol
House Committee Room 5

Governor's Advisory Commission

Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 9:30 a.m. 
Baton Rouge

CWPPRA Regional Planning Team Meetings
January 31, 2017--  12:30pm  
Region IV  Vermillion Parish Library
February 1, 2017-- 9:30 a.m.
Region III-   Port of Morgan City-Office

February 2, 2017-- 10 a.m.
      Region I & II- Big Branch, Lacombe

March 7, 2017-- 10:30 a.m.         
Coastwide Electronic Voting (email only)
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to an exciting 2017 with you!

Restore or Retreat