For Immediate Release: Nov. 24, 2009
Contact: Miki Teer
OCPR Sets Regional Stakeholder Workgroup (RSW) Meetings for December
Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration will conduct three Regional Stakeholder Workgroup (RSW) meetings from November 30 - December 1.
The RSWs provide guidance and input for planning efforts, including the development of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's (CPRA) Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Plan and other future efforts.
The meetings will be held:
Monday Nov. 30, 2009 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Belle Chasse Auditorium
8398 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
405 E. St. Victor St., Abbeville, LA 70510
Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Morgan City Municipal Auditorium
705 Myrtle St, Morgan City, LA 70380
2. Discuss OCPR Restoration and Protection Effort
• Restoration and Protection Program
3. Review and Discuss Regional Stakeholder Workgroups
• Feedback from Initial Meetings (September 2009)
• Revised Charter
4. Review and Receive Feedback on Planning Framework
5. Preview and Receive Feedback on Prioritization Tool
• Proof-of-Concept Analysis for FY 2011
6. Preview of FY 2011 Annual Plan
7. Discussion of Non-Structural Measures
OCPR appreciates all stakeholders' interest in preserving and restoring Louisiana's coastal heritage and natural environments and invites all interested to participate in the RSWs. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Karim Belhadjali (email@example.com; 225-342-4123). --30--
For more information on the RSWs, visit http://www.lacpra.org/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&nid=67&pnid=4&pid=52&fmid=0&catid=0&elid=0
For more information about Louisiana's ongoing coastal restoration and hurricane protection efforts, please contact Miki Teer at 225-342-7307 or by e-mail 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.