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35 years of CRCL

2023

Celebrates 35 years of CRCL.

2022

Debuts CRCLectures series. Returns to Bayou Pointe-au-Chien to build another oyster reef.

https://www.crcl.org/crcl-lecture-series/ https://youtu.be/sTluum9_POw

CRCL’s new website goes live.

2021

Hits milestone of 10 million pounds of oyster shell recycled.

2020

Amid COVID pandemic, builds oyster reef in Barataria Bay.

2019

Constructs first Pointe-Au-Chien Community Reef.

2018

Hosts fifth State of the Coast conference. Hosts Coastal Issues Forum for congressional candidates.

2017

Releases “Shrimping with Diversions” study. Hosts Coastal Issues Forum for New Orleans mayoral candidates.

https://www.crcl.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/shrimping-with-diversions.pdf

2016

Constructs Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline in Lake Athanasio.

Kicks off Restoration on the Half Shell community coastal restoration program. Builds first oyster reef as part of the Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Hosts Coastal Issues Forum for Senate candidates.

2015

Produces the video “A View of Restoration from the Barataria Basin” in English and Vietnamese. Hosts the Coastal Issues Forum featuring gubernatorial candidates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJrI3xP7WO0

Hosts the first Coastal Issues Forum for the governor’s race.

2014

Begins the Oyster Shell Recycling Program, the first such program in Louisiana and one of the largest in the country.

Founds the Oyster Shell Recycling Program, the first such program in Louisiana and one of the largest in the world.

2013

Hosts the Party for the Coast at Generations Hall, with over 700 people in attendance.

2012

RESTORE Act is passed.

2011

Helps create draft language for the RESTORE Act, which directs monetary damages from the oil spill toward coastal restoration.

2010

Hosts the first State of the Coast Conference.

2006

Leads advocacy efforts for congressional authorization to close the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO).

2004

Galvanizes national environmental support for restoration in Louisiana.

2003

Hosts White House visit to shape Louisiana coastal restoration plan.

2002

Appointed to Governor’s Advisory Committee on Coastal Restoration.

2001

Sponsors Coastal Summit 2001 at which Gov. Mike Foster vows to expand the state restoration program.

1999

Releases “No Time to Lose” report and initiates a campaign to implement Coast 2050 strategy.

https://www.crcl.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/no-time-to-lose.pdf

1998

Serves as main catalyst for the state/federal Coast 2050 strategy.

1997

Produces award-winning documentary “Bayou of the Lost.”

1996

Helps found Restore America’s Estuaries.

https://estuaries.org/

1993

CRCL’s “Here Today and Gone Tomorrow?” study serves as the basis for CWPPRA’s restoration plan.

1990

Inspired by CRCL’s “Save the Wetlands” campaign, Congress passes CWPPRA (AKA the Breaux Act), which creates the first significant funding source for restoration of Louisiana’s coast.

1989

Plays leading role in framing and passing a state constitutional amendment to conserve, restore, create and enhance wetlands.

1988

CRCL incorporates as the only statewide coastal restoration nonprofit organization.

   

1987

Releases “Here Today and Gone Tomorrow?”

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