The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and CITGO are excited to announce our dune restoration event on the Cameron coast on Saturday, September 26th. The volunteer event commemorates the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Rita as part of the CITGO Caring for our Coast Program, during National Estuaries Week. We will be planting a 6 mile stretch of Cameron shoreline with 60,000 plugs of dune grass and repairing 2 miles of sand fence. The goal of this project is to increase soil retention along the beach, promote dune growth, provide critical habitat for nesting birds, and enhance protection to highway 82 and the coastal communities of Cameron parish.
Please read all of the project details to prepare yourself for a wonderful day volunteering for Our Coast, Our Future!
When: Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:00 a.m. to no later than 3:00 p.m.
Project Location: Cameron Shoreline
Parking and Check-in Location: CITGO Park, Sulphur LA
Registration directions and FAQs are at the bottom of the page.
NOTE: All volunteers - you will be meeting at CITGO Park in Sulphur. We have arranged shuttle buses to the Cameron shoreline for all volunteers. *Exception* If you live south of Sulphur then you are not expected to ride the shuttle. I will contact you with different instructions the week of the event.
We require that all volunteers please register to let us know if you plan to attend. If any additional members of your family/friends are attending, then they must also register.
Volunteering on our coast is a wonderful way to spend a day and we would like to ensure that everyone gets a chance to have a great experience.
Want to stay for the weekend?
Additional support for this project was provided by CH2MHill and the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries.
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.