For Immediate Release: August 13, 2008
State of Louisiana
Office of the Governor
GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL
Press Office: Melissa Sellers
Contact: 225-342-8006, 225-485-6654 (c)
Governor Bobby Jindal to Make Coastal Restoration and Protection Announcement in NEW ORLEANS TODAY
NEW ORLEANS -- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal will be joined by the Governor's Office of Coastal Activities Director Garret Graves to make a coastal restoration and protection announcement following a meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) at the University of New Orleans at 4:30 PM.
WHO: Governor Bobby Jindal
Coastal Activities Director Garret Graves
WHAT: Governor Jindal makes coastal protection and restoration announcement in NEW ORLEANS
WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, August 13, 4:30 PM
WHERE: University of New Orleans
Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center
2nd Floor, Ballroom
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA, 70148
For additional information about Louisiana's coastal restoration and hurricane protection efforts, please call Chris Macaluso in The Governor's Office of Coastal Activities at (225) 342-3968 or email at email@example.com.
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's mandate is to develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive coastal protection and restoration master plan. For the first time in Louisiana's history, this single state authority will integrate coastal restoration and hurricane protection by marshalling the expertise and resources of the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Transportation and Development, and other state agencies, to speak with one clear voice for the future of Louisiana's coast. Working with federal, state and local political subdivisions, including levee districts, the CPRA will work to establish a safe and sustainable coast that will protect our communities, the nation's critical energy infrastructure, and our bountiful natural resources for generations to come. The CPRA of Louisiana was established by Act 8 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of 2005.