We can save Louisiana’s coast


Louisiana’s coastal land loss is having dramatic effects on the nation’s energy, navigation and fisheries interests. It’s also devastating the communities of south Louisiana and the families who have called this place home for generations. CRCL works at the state, local and federal levels to ensure that restoring and protecting coastal Louisiana are top priorities for our state and the nation.


Future coastal leaders

CRCL developed the Future Coastal Leaders initiative to prepare the next generation to preserve our coast. Registration for the fall 2023 semester is underway, with meetings starting September 13.



CRCL’S Oyster Shell Recycling Program collects shell from New Orleans restaurants and public drop-off sites and builds oyster reefs and shoreline habitat across coastal Louisiana.

Launched in 2014, this is the first program of its kind in Louisiana and one of the largest shell recycling programs in the nation.

RESTORing wetlands

native plants Program

CRCL’s Native Plants Program aims to address the significant loss of coastal wetlands and marshes in Louisiana by promoting the use of indigenous plant species. These native plants play a crucial role in stabilizing soil, preventing erosion, filtering water, and providing habitat for wildlife.

CRCL works through a web of partnerships to identify and propagate native plant species that are well-suited to the unique conditions of Louisiana’s coastal regions.

Crcl Coastal Issues forums


The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana hosted a Coastal Issues Candidate Forum for gubernatorial candidates on June 2, with the major contenders answering questions about coastal land loss and the state’s restoration program and plans. The forum, which was open to the public, was be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans at the conclusion of the State of the Coast conference. 


crcl lecture series

The bimonthly lecture series was conceived of as a new way to connect with supporters of coastal restoration, one that is both fun and interesting. Speakers will address a variety of topics that may or may not be directly related to coastal restoration. 



The fourth edition of the Coastal Master Plan for 2023 has been formulated by the state to fulfill its ambitious objectives of coastal restoration and risk mitigation. As authorized by the Louisiana Legislature, this plan serves as a compass for the state’s coastal initiatives, governing substantial financial allocations towards the creation, execution, and management of extensive projects aimed at restoring the coastline and reducing vulnerability to risks.

Advocating for our future

In addition to our role as advocate and watchdog, we also serve as responsible stewards of Louisiana’s rich coastal wetlands. We facilitate and fund restoration projects through our restoration programs, and we work diligently to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of preserving and restoring coastal Louisiana.

You can help!

Get involved in coastal restoration efforts today by signing up for our email list or newsletter. Volunteer in hands-on restoration projects, voice your opinion on legislation and stay informed when you sign up below.