CRCL’s mission is to drive bold, science-based action to rebuild our coast through outreach, restoration and advocacy. We believe that one of the most effective ways to propel coastal restoration here in Louisiana is to make sure that everyone is informed and involved. That’s why for the first time ever, as part of our 2016 State of the Coast Conference experience, we are offering Restoration on the Half Shell: Presentations in Non-Technical Language. This half-day program is tailored to folks who might not attend the full, 3-day conference—people who are familiar with the problems facing our coast but want to begin digging deeper into those problems and the solutions. There will be a series of presentations and panel discussions in clear, non-technical language with some of the leading professionals in the field.
The presentations and discussions will be divided into two distinct 1.5 hour sessions that will be lively, entertaining, informative, and aimed at addressing the fundamental topics concerning our coast. The first session will answer questions such as:
- What are we losing?
- Why are we losing it?
- What can we do about it?
The second session will cover specific aspects such as:
- Is restoration worth it?
- Sediment diversions—how fast can we start building one?
- Defining a path forward and discussion on how we can accelerate the restoration process
The audience will be encouraged to participate in this enthralling discussion with an expert panel after each series of presentations—so prepare your questions! We look forward to engaging everyone in the conversation.
The cost for this comprehensive, half-day experience is only $25 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks with the other conference goers (a great networking opportunity!) and full access to all posters and exhibits. To register or get more details on the schedule and session topics, go to: stateofthecoast.org.