CRCL's Retail Partners offer a selection of coast-inspired holiday gifts. 

You can make a difference for the future of Coastal Louisiana.

Next year, Louisiana will mark the anniversaries of three events that devastated our state. In 2005, more than 1,800 people were killed in Hurricane Katrina alone, and untold thousands of others experienced great suffering. More than 120 people lost their lives in Rita later that year. In a 2010 oil rig explosion and ecological catastrophe that ensued, 11 workers were killed, and the environmental and economic consequences and health concerns rippled across the Gulf Coast for years to come.

“We have collected a mountain of oyster shell from New Orleans restaurants that would have ended up in landfills to build our second reef,” said CRCL Executive Director Kimberly Reyher. “This is important because oyster reefs act as speed bumps for storms – they provide an important line of defense for our coastal communities."

Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline Project

This time-lapse video shows dramatic changes to the shoreline in Lake Athanasio in the Biloxi Marsh. Over the course of a year, the installation of our living shoreline reef slows the erosion rate by nearly half compared to an area close by without one.  View Video.

Critical Projects

The state’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan consists of 120 different restoration projects across the Louisiana coast. All projects are valuable to decreasing land loss, but certain projects can have broader impacts. CRCL highlights several key restoration projects that are critical to slowing this land loss.  Read more.

"The Louisiana coast is our future. We can’t keep losing so much each year.  We have to stand up and do something about it."

—Devin Ferguson, Age 18, West Feliciana High School

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana


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