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Coastal Issues Forum series

2021 Water Runoff: city council debate

Water affects every aspect of life for coastal communities. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, in partnership with The Water Collaborative and Urban Conservancy, hosted The Water Runoff: A City Council Debate in 2021. The discussion centered on water issues like equitable sewerage and water board programs; green infrastructure related to stormwater drainage and flooding; coastal resilience and hurricane protection.

2018 3rd Congressional

Coastal land loss is one of the most important issues facing the 3rd Congressional District. Citizens learned firsthand how the next Congressional representative plans to deal with challenges and opportunities related to restoring our coast.

​Four candidates gathered at the Central School Auditorium to lay out their plans for making restoration and protection coastal Louisiana a national priority. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Coastal Issues Forum highlighted the fact that Louisiana is facing a land loss crisis that will require bold, science-based action by the next mayor.

2017 New Orleans Mayor

Coastal land loss is one of the most important issues facing New Orleans. The 2017 New Orleans Mayoral Coastal Issues Forum focused on how the next mayor planned to deal with challenges and opportunities related to restoring our coast.

LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet gathered at NOCCA to lay out their plans for making the restoration and protection of New Orleans a national priority. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Coastal Issues Forum highlighted the fact that Louisiana is facing a land loss crisis that will require bold, science-based action by the next mayor.

2016 Senate 

In a first-of-its-kind forum, five top candidates for Louisiana’s open senate seat gather at LSU to lay out their plans for making the restoration and protection of Coastal Louisiana a national priority. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Coastal Issues Forum highlighted the fact that Louisiana is facing a land loss crisis that will require bold, science-based action by our next senator.

“We often think of our land loss crisis as one that only affects Louisiana, but in reality it’s a problem that has far reaching ramifications. Tonight we asked some tough questions of our US Senate candidate and I think it’s clear that they understand the importance of taking bold actions to save our coast,” said Kimberly Davis Reyher, CRCL’s Executive Director. “To succeed, it will take unprecedented leadership, coordination, and political resolve.”

2015 Gubernatorial

In front of an audience that topped 500 at Nicholls State University, all four candidates for governor laid out their plans for coastal restoration. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Coastal Issues Forum was the first ever governor’s forum dedicated strictly to discussing coastal issues. It highlighted the fact that Louisiana is facing a land loss crisis that will require bold, science-based action by our next governor.

“The next Louisiana Governor has an unprecedented opportunity – and responsibility – to address the land loss crisis that threatens the very future of our state. Tonight we heard from all four candidates that they understand the importance of taking bold actions to save our coast,” said Kimberly Davis Reyher, CRCL’s Executive Director. “But to do that its going take unprecedented leadership, coordination, and political resolve.”