The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and the St. Tammany Parish Government are looking for volunteers to participate in a two day coastal forest tree restoration project in Mandeville, LA. This project will improve water quality, create wildlife habitat, and provide a natural scenic area for the public by planting native trees and wetland vegetation in detention ponds as part of St. Tammany Parish’s coastal forest reforestation efforts.
When: Wednesday February 6 & Thursday February 7, 2013
Volunteers can register for one or both days.
9:00 a.m. to no later than 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bayou Chinchuba in Mandeville.
Due to limited parking at the site, volunteers will meet at the St. Tammany Parish Government Complex in Mandeville and will be shuttled to the restoration site (a 10 minute drive).
Detailed directions and additional information will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event.
All planting equipment (gloves, shovels, etc.), lunch, and refreshments will be provided.
Volunteers will be planting 500 cypress trees and wrapping the trees with protectors to shield them from predators.
Volunteers need to be prepared to get muddy. This is a strenuous and dirty activity, so physical fitness is required.
Additional information, including directions and what to bring, will be provided a few days prior to the event.
We request that all volunteers to let us know if you plan to attend. You can register online or call the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at 1-(888)-LACOAST for more information.
VOLUNTEER TODAY TO HELP RESTORE OUR CYPRESS FORESTS!
Additional support for this project comes from the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, Shell and Restore the Earth Foundation.