Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board Meeting Agenda 8-16-2017

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Morgan City Municipal Auditorium
728 Myrtle Street
Morgan City, La 70380
9:30 a.m.



I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Agenda
IV. Approval of Minutes
V. Old Business

  • Special Recognition
VI. CPRA Board Working Groups Chip Kline, Governor’s Office

  • Concept and resolution authorizing chairman to name members and name chair.
VII. Update on Bayou Chene Project/South Central & Southwest Louisiana Regional Update – Pat Landry, Ignacio Harrouch, CPRA
VIII. St. Mary Parish and Region Flood Protection Projects and Opportunities – Tim Matte,  St. Mary Levee District, Raymond Wade, Port of Morgan City
IX. Invasive Insect Destroying Phragmites Update – Rep. Chris Leopold, Todd Baker, LDWF. Dr. Rodrigo Diaz, LSU, Tim Osborne, NOAA, Sean Duffy , Big River Coalition, Jacque Kuchta and Robert Perez, Plaquemines Parish Port Eads Fishing Refuge
X. Land Area Change in Coastal Louisiana 1932 to 2016 – Brady Couvillion, USGS
XI.  2017 Gulf Hypoxic Zone –Dr. Nancy Rabalais, LUMCOM/LSU
XII. Oyster Lease Moratorium Lifting – Cole Garrett, LDWF 
XIII. National Flood Insurance Program – Rep. Jerome “Zee” Zeringue

  • Resolution — Letter sign on
XIV. Oil Spill/NRDA/Response/RESTORE Act Public Comment Period
XV. Public Comment
XVI. Adjourn



Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is the single state entity with authority to develop, articulate, implement, and enforce a comprehensive coastal restoration and protection Master Plan of unified vision to reduce hurricane storm surge flood impact, to restore our bountiful natural resources, to build land to protect our nation’s critical energy infrastructure, and to secure Louisiana’s coast now and for future generations.