For Immediate Release: March 15, 2010
Corps of Engineers, State Coastal Officials to hold press conference Tuesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. regarding Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps
NEW ORLEANS -Leaders from the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the 17th St. Canal Interim Closure Structure to discuss the Permanent Canal Closures and Pump Stations at the 17th St., Orleans Ave. and London Ave. outfall canals.
WHO: Garret Graves, Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority; Karen Durham-Aguilera, Director, Task Force Hope, USACE; Col. Robert Sinkler, Commander, Hurricane Protection Office, USACE; Representatives from the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East, Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: 17th St. Canal Interim Closure Structure, adjacent to the Hammond Hwy bridge and II Tonys Restaurant, which is located at 105 Old Hammond Highway.
For more information about the CPRA and Louisiana's ongoing coastal protection and wetland restoration efforts, please contact Chris Macaluso at (225) 342-3968 or by 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.