CRCL’s Outreach and Engagement Program supports the advancement of environmental restoration and flood risk reduction by engaging the public to inform them of plans and discuss impacts to their communities and way of life. Louisiana’s coastal wetlands are comprised of an intricate mix of marshes, swamps, barrier islands, and ridges -- all of which provide a buffer from storm-driven waves and unique habitat for a vast variety of wildlife. As Louisiana faces the challenges that contribute to the loss of those wetlands, it is important that the public is informed and engaged so that they can advocate for projects and plan for their future. CRCL believes that the best path to achieving our vision of a restored coast occurs through the collective action of bringing all stakeholders to the table and working together to realize that vision.

As we engage stakeholders and coastal communities, CRCL is committed to principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. We are rising to the challenge by collaborating with communities who have been historically excluded from the science and policy work of coastal restoration. In Louisiana, this means building connections with Black, Indigenous, Vietnamese and LatinX communities who are impacted by land loss. By working to address inequities and integrating justice into coastal restoration, CRCL seeks to sustain a dynamic coastal Louisiana for everyone.  

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