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Save Our Shore: Volunteer for the Coast & Volunteer Appreciation Celebration with Abita Beer and CRCL

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The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and Abita Beer invite you to participate in a two day “Save Our Shore: Volunteer for the Coast,” event on Grand Isle, LA. Hurricane Isaac’s impact last August washed away many of the dunes along the barrier islands in southeast Louisiana. This habitat provides critical protection to the wetlands and the surrounding communities. This storm was just the latest hit that this region has taken, having sustained prior damage from 2011’s Tropical Storm Lee and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster.
 
Help us save this important stretch of Louisiana’s coast by volunteering to construct 1 mile of dune fence and plant thousands of dune grasses on March 1st and/or 2nd.  
 
To thank you for volunteering, we are also inviting you to stay for the CRCL and Abita Beer SOS: Volunteer Appreciation Party happening immediately after each day’s restoration activity. Come help us celebrate the work you did as well as Louisiana’s ties to our coast, culture, food and love of life with fresh seafood, BBQ, live music, games and Abita products (beer and root beer) – FREE for all who volunteered! It’s a great way to celebrate what’s best about Louisiana after doing your part to save our coast.
 
Sign up below for one or both days, and tell your friends to volunteer! The more the merrier!
 
SOS: Volunteer for the Coast Restoration Project
 
Where:           Grand Terre, LA
                       (Volunteers will meet at Grand Isle and take a short boat ride to Grand Terre Island)
 
When:            March 1st and 2nd, 2013
                        9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                        Click HERE to register for the event.
                       
SOS: Volunteer Appreciation Party
 
Where:            Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle
                       
When:             March 1st and 2nd, 2013
                        2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
                        We will have a fish fry on Friday afternoon and a crawfish boil/couchon de lait on Saturday.
                        All participating volunteers are welcome to attend!
 
Minimum age for volunteers is 10, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
 
All equipment (shovels, gloves, hammers, etc.) will be provided.
Lunch and drinks will be provided to all volunteers.
 
We request that all volunteers please register so we can plan for the correct number of volunteers. You can complete an online registration form at www.crcl.org or call the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at 1-(888)-LACOAST for more information.
 
Directions and additional information will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event.
 
We understand that plans can change. If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend the event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Want to stay for the weekend?

CRCL and Abita encourage volunteers to come down and spend the weekend enjoying all that Grand Isle has to offer. If you need assistance finding a place to stay on Grand Isle, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional support for this project was provided by CH2MHill and the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Volunteers Needed to Help Restore Cypress Forests in Mandeville!

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.

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Project Details:

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 please register 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. 

We understand that plans can change.  If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend the event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.