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National import of Louisiana’s coastal master plan to be focus of Baton Rouge summit

February 15, 2017

The importance to the rest of the United States of Louisiana’s proposed 2017 master plan for coastal restoration and hurricane storm surge protection will be the topic of a Thursday (Feb. 16) summit keynoted by Gov. John Bel Edwards on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge. The summit, which begins at 9 a.m. at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3848 W. Lakeshore Drive, also is expected to attract former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, as well as a number of state and federal officials involved in coastal restoration, coastal scientists, environmentalists and industry leaders.