Catch us at the RAE Coastal & Estuarine Summit next month in New Orleans!

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 next lecture in the series will be held in Baton Rouge in December.


We’re bringing our CRCLectures series to Baton Rouge, and you’re invited. The talk will be on the afternoon of Dec. 13 at the LSU Center for River Studies on the Baton Rouge Water Campus. The center conducts research on the world’s great rivers, with a focus on the Mississippi River, and is home to one of the world’s largest movable bed physical models, the Lower Mississippi River Physical Model.

The event, like our first lecture, will include light snacks and refreshments. It will conclude with a tour of the river model, which is a must-see if you have not seen it already.


David Muth, the speaker for the first lecture, graduated with a degree in history from the University of New Orleans. He then worked at the National Park Service at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and as the Louisiana state director of the National Wildlife Federation. His talk will focus on how living in a delta means living with water, but we are still trying to patch together a system designed when the intention was to drain, fill and develop for agriculture and industry. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is the sponsor of this Friday’s lecture. The Helis Foundation John Scott Center, which had its grand opening in September, is an interactive gathering space that fosters dialogue and cultivates community. Housed in Turners’ Hall, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ historic building in New Orleans’s central business and arts district, the center integrates arts and humanities programming unlike any other space in the Gulf South.