Stacy Ortega from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spoke to the Rotary Club of LaPlace at their regular meeting on April 4, 2017.  Stacey described the Coastal Restoration Plan for 2017 that is in the final stages of approval.  The types of action included in the plan for St John the Baptist Parish was the main focus of her talk.  Three major items included are the proposed protection levee for the western end of Lake Pontchartrain, a Mississippi River diversion project to build land around Lake Maurepas, and some structure elevation efforts on the west bank of the Mississippi River in St John Parish.  Public hearings on the plan will be held in the near future.