Restoring and protecting the natural treasure of Louisiana’s coast is a duty embraced by many people with diverse backgrounds. They are volunteers, students, researchers, sportsmen, governmental and business leaders, and sometimes simply coastal residents who care enough about the future of our state to take action.

Every year the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is proud to honor individuals and organizations demonstrating extraordinary commitment to the coast with CRCL Coastal Stewardship Awards. These awards are CRCL’s highest form of recognition for those who go above and beyond for our coast, and we need your help to discover worthy candidates for the honors.

CRCL’s Coastal Stewardship Awards recognize individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to the conservation and restoration of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.

Next year, marks the 15-year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and also the 10-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. CRCL will recognize individuals, groups, or organizations who during the immediate early stages of these disasters worked to aid, assist, and/or foster the recovery and resiliency of the Louisiana coast and communities that were impacted.

The Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement in Coastal Stewardship, for the highest level of commitment to the conservation and restoration of coastal wetlands over a lengthy career.

  • Coastal Stewardship, for valuable commitment to the conservation and restoration of coastal Louisiana.

  • Youth Coastal Stewardship, for valuable commitment to the conservation and restoration of coastal Louisiana by a person younger than 18.

  • Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Katrina, and BP Oil Spill Response Awards, for individuals, groups, or organizations that during the immediate early stages of these disasters worked to aid, assist, and/or foster the recovery and resiliency of the Louisiana coast and communities.

 

Nominate

Please consider nominating an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution to Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. A celebration honoring the 2020 Coastal Stewardship Award recipients will be held in Baton Rouge.

To nominate a person or organization for a Coastal Stewardship Award, click here. For more information, call CRCL at 225-767-4181.

Previous Winners

 

For a list of previous winners of Coastal Stewardship Awards, click here.

Deadline


All nominations must be received by January 13, 2020.

Sponsorship 

The 25th Annual Stewardship Awards offers unique sponsorship opportunities. We take great pride in creating a memorable event for our coastal champions, and we want you to be a part of it.  Contact CRCL for more information, coalition@crcl.org or 225.767.4181.

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

225.767.4181

3801 Canal Street, Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70119

5615 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 600B, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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