For Immediate Release: August 4, 2009
Contact: Chris Macaluso
OCPR to Hold Preliminary Design Meeting for Freshwater Bayou CIAP Project
BATON ROUGE -- The Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration (OCPR) will conduct a preliminary design meeting for the CIAP Freshwater Bayou Bank Stabilization and Surplus Marsh Creation near Freshwater Bayou Projects on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Room of the Chase Building, North Tower located at 450 Laurel Street in Baton Rouge.
The Bank Stabilization project is part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program and will provide approximately 35,000 feet of shoreline protection along four discreet reaches of the Freshwater Bayou shoreline in Vermilion Parish to combat erosion in the area. The Marsh Creation project is funded by state budget surplus funds and will create approximately 96 acres of emergent marsh in a degraded broken marsh and open water area.
The preliminary design documents for the project may be viewed by accessing the following web address:
These files will remain on the ftp site for 14 days.
If anyone has difficulty downloading the information and requires assistance or if there are questions regarding the project, please call or email OCPR's Rudy Simoneaux at (225) 342-6750, email@example.com; or Dona Ours at (225) 342-1477, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit comments regarding the project to the OCPR in writing via email at the addresses given above 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 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.