Help defend our culture, economy and future

May 2

Early giving opens April 17

What is GiveNOLA?

GiveNOLA Day, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is a one-day online giving event. For 24 hours, everyone who loves our region can support their favorite local causes by donating to one or more of 900+ participating nonprofit organizations. You can make a donation in the early giving period starting April 17.

May 4

Early Giving Now open

What is SOLA Giving?

SOLA GIving Day, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Acadiana, is an annual spring fundraising campaign that spans 4-weeks and culminates with a 24-hour designated day of giving to encourage the community to contirbute to charitable organizations. You can make a donation now in the early giving period.

Why GIve?

Since 1988, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has helped lead the fight to protect and restore our coastal wetlands. With the help of donors like you, we have recycled over 12.7 million pounds of oyster shell and built 8,000 feet of living shoreline. We have also restored more than 4,500 acres of wetlands, planting trees and grasses to anchor fragile soil across the state.

Meet our Restoration Krewe

CRCL’s restoration krewe are a small but mighty team that works to restore Louisiana’s coast by hosting volunteer events through our Native Plants Program and the Oyster Shell Recycling Program.

Darrah Bach

Oyster Shell Recycling Program Coordinator

I have always felt a sense of responsibility for environmental protection and restoration. Getting out into the field to protect the planet is the most rewarding job in the world! Learn more about Darrah.

Andrew Ferris

Native Plants Program Technician

I enjoy working outside and in a role that gives me the opportunity to uplift my community. Learn more about Andrew.

Sofia Giordano

Coastal Adventures Coordinator

My favorite part of the job is of course the volunteer events! I love being out in the field getting dirty and feeling connected to our wetlands, as it is an environment that many New Orleanians never get to fully experience. Learn more about Sofia.

Gardner Goodall

Native Plants Program Coordinator

I was lucky to grow up with parents that forced me out the door. Spending many hours outdoors playing with my friends instilled a deep connection to the natural world. When I later learned about all of the damage being inflicted on to the environment, it only made sense for me to put energy into healing it. Learn more about Gardner.

Fiona Lightbody

Oyster Shell Recycling Program Technician

I’ve always known that I wanted to work in the environmental field because I want to participate in work that produces a tangible outcome with a team of dedicated and mindful individuals. Learn more about Fiona.