For Immediate Release: Feb. 22, 2010
Contact: Chris Macaluso
Advisory Commission to Meet at the State Library of Louisiana on Thursday, February 25
BATON ROUGE -- The Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation will conduct a public meeting Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the Seminar Center of the State Library of Louisiana, located at 701 N. 4th St. in Baton Rouge.
The agenda for Thursday's meeting is as follows:
9-9:30 a.m. - President's FY 2011 Budget Overview -- Garret Graves, CPRA Chairman
9:30-10 a.m. - LACPR Status Report -- Tom Holden, Deputy District Engineer, and Troy Constance, Chief of Planning, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District
10-10:30 a.m. - LCA Update -- Kyle Graham, Deputy Director of Projects and Programs, Governor's Office and Mark Wingate, Chief, Projects Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District
10:30-10:45 a.m. - CPRA Annual Plan -- Karim Belhadjali, Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration
10:45-11 a.m. - Update from the Diversion sub-committee -- Ted Falgout, Chairman
11-11:30 a.m. - CREST Resolution -- Doug Daigle, Director of the Coastal Restoration and Enhancement Through Science and Technology Program (CREST)
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Coastal Zone Boundary Study Update -- Lou Buatt, Assistant Secretary, DNR
If you need additional information, please call Chris Macaluso in the Governor's Office of Coastal Activities at (225) 342-3968 or 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 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.