Every year in coastal Louisiana, we are faced with many challenges, but none have been greater than the challenge our state and nation face during this global pandemic. Coastal Louisiana has always been resilient, and we expect we will come through this extraordinary time stronger than ever. 
While we have learned to work remotely and in different ways, our work at Restore or Retreat has continued. Working in the Barataria and Terrebonne basins, the heart of the worst coastal land loss in the United States, we focus daily on engaging communities and implementing real restoration solutions for the region, including projects such as freshwater and sediment diversions, barrier islands, shoreline restoration and marsh creation. Our work moving forward will reflect the continued sense of urgency to implement State Coastal Master Plan-level projects for the Bayou Region. We are proud to be working on the 2023 Master Plan, on outreach and engagement efforts in Lafourche and Terrebonne, and on bringing a coastal research center to Nicholls State University, among other efforts. 
We know you share our concern for this region’s future, and we thank you for your past support, which is critical to our efforts. Please consider supporting us again this year-- here are the many different ways you can support Restore or Retreat.

We will hope to see you soon as well. While we will be missing you at our annual fund raiser Rendezvous this year, we plan to bring a virtual annual meeting to our members to celebrate this year's coastal accomplishments and to toast our 20th anniversary. We have a few other good ideas in the works as well, so stay tuned!