The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to drive bold, science-based action to rebuild Coastal Louisiana through outreach, restoration and advocacy.
CRCL is proud to partner with The Water Institute of the Gulf and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) to offer a brand new half-day program called Restoration on the Half Shell: Presentations in Non-Technical Language in association with our biennial State of the Coast Conference. The program is tailored to concerned citizens who are familiar with the problems facing our coast, but want to learn more.
Launched in June 2014, CRCL's Oyster Recycling Program recycles shell from twenty-five participating New Orleans-based restaurants and uses the shell to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat across Coastal Louisiana. The first program of its kind in Louisiana has become the largest shell recycling program in the nation. As of December 2015, the program has collected more than 1535 tons of shell.
This year’s State of the Coast (SOC16) conference was a tremendous success with more than 1,000 coastal professionals, scientists, decision makers, sponsors and exhibitors attending. For the first time, the conference was opened by a sitting Louisisna Governor. Governor John Bel Edwards spoke of the importance of coastal restoration to the state and the nation. Watch his speech and other passionate and informative SOC16 speakers by clicking below.