For Immediate Release: November 24, 2009
Contact: Chris Macaluso
Advisory Commission to Meet In New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward on Tuesday, December 1
NEW ORLEANS -- The Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation will conduct a public meeting Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9 a.m. at the All Soul's Episcopal Church located at 5500 St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans.
The agenda for Tuesday's meeting is as follows:
9:00- 9:30am Introductory presentation on New Orleans Urban Coast; John Williams introduces John McLachlan, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research @ All Souls Church, 5500 St. Claude Ave
9:40-10:00am Presentation on River Turbines/Wetlands Restoration; Douglas Meffert, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, River Turbine
@ Mississippi River Levee, Andry Street Wharf
10:15-11:00am Presentation on Affordable Green Building and Wetlands Nursery; Tom Darden, Executive Director of Make It Right Project, Tim Duggan Make It Right Landscape Strategies Director, Review of House Designs and Permeable Street Strategy and Wetlands Projects @ Make It Right Project Site
11:10-11:40am Presentation on Community Engagement and Wetlands Restoration, Pam Dashiell, Co-Director of the Lower 9th Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, Citizen Engagement and Bayou Bienvenue Restoration with Darryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club @ Bayou Bienvenue Platform
11:55-12:20pm Gordon Austin and Jacob Groby, New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board Treatment Plant, St. Bernard Parish Sewerage Treatment Plant, Tertiary Treated Waste Water for Wetlands Development @ All Souls Church
12:30-1:00pm Presentation on Wetlands Land Rights, Mark Davis, Director of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy @ All Souls Church during lunch
1:15-2:30pm Wrap Up Discussion, Garret Graves, Director of the Louisiana Office of Coastal Activities @ All Souls Church
If you need additional information, 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 marshaling the expertise and resources of the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration 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.