You and all your friends are invited to celebrate our 25th anniversary and the Louisiana coast at “Party for the Coast”, June 13 at Generations Hall in New Orleans! We are pulling out all the stops for this one: free food by Tony Chachere’s and Deanie’s Seafood, free Abita products all night long and entertainment by one of New Orleans’ hottest acts, the Honey Island Swamp Band.
Admission is just $25, and all proceeds go to CRCL, furthering its mission of restoring and protecting our coast! Click here to purchase your tickets and join us at Generations Hall!
The importance of the Mississippi River to our coast can be seen in the shape of Louisiana itself. The river built southeast Louisiana through centuries of moving freshwater and sediment to the coast. Now, seeking to address decades of coastal land loss, state authorities hope to harness the Mississippi River’s land-building power in the form of diversions, a centerpiece of Louisiana’s coastal restoration strategy. Is it possible to predict how these diversions will work from the performance of freshwater diversions that already exist along the lower Mississippi River? A recent NOAA-led scientific panel of marsh restoration experts published a report on the effects of these freshwater diversions. Read CRCL’s summary of that report (here).