For Immediate Release: April 23, 2009
Contact: Chris Macaluso
OCPR to Hold Preliminary Design Meeting for Orleans Shoreline Protection Project
The Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration will conduct a preliminary design (30%) meeting for the Coastal Impact Assistance Program Orleans Land Bridge Shoreline Protection Project on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Room of the Chase Building, North Tower located at 450 Laurel Street in Baton Rouge.
This project is part of the CIAP Plan and will provide approximately 50,000 feet of shoreline protection along the Lake Borgne shoreline in Orleans Parish between Bayou Beinvenue and Alligator Point to combat erosion in the area.
The preliminary design report documents for the project are located at the following address:
Please note that the pdf documents include the preliminary design report, the survey report, the geotechnical investigation report, and the cultural resources investigation report. These files will remain on the DNR FTP site for 14 days.
If anyone has difficulty downloading the information and requires assistance or if there are questions regarding the project, please email or call OCPR's Billy Wall at (225) 342-4516.
Please submit comments regarding the project to the OCPR in writing via email no later than 14 days following the preliminary design meeting.
For additional information regarding the meeting or any of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.