We're CRUSHing Our Planting Goals | C.R.U.S.H Project
CRCL’s Habitat Restoration team is excited to CRUSH Louisiana's coastal threats! CRCL’s newest project, Communities Restoring Urban Swamp Habitat or CRUSH will plant 5,000 trees along the Lake Maurepas Land Bridge in Akers, LA, and the Central Wetlands Unit in Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes. Along with our tree plantings, CRCL is partnering with the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, the EPA, and LPBF to highlight the need for restoring our coast through several engaging community events. These events will give community members an overview of local coastal issues, highlight local water management and green infrastructure projects, provide an opportunity to participate in coastal restoration, and outline future steps for engaging in coastal restoration activities in Louisiana.
CRCL Drone Video|CRCL OSRP Shell Bagging
A unique perspective from high above CRCL oyster shell storage facility where hundreds of thousands of recycled oyster shells are waiting to be returned to the Louisiana waters they came from. These oyster shell will soon be turned into living shorelines to help protect our coast.
2018 Shell Shoveling Showdown | Sirens of New Orleans VS Two Girls One Shuck
The 2018 Shell Shoveling Showdown was a matchup between the Sirens of New Orleans and Two Girls One Shuck. They were the top group to bag the most shell at CRCL's Oyster Shell Bagging events during the 2017-18 season. This year, we brought them together to compete for the title and Golden Shovel! Check it out! CRCL’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program collects shell from New Orleans-area restaurants and uses that shell to restore oyster reefs that help protect Louisiana’s eroding coastline. Launched in June 2014, this is the first program of its kind in Louisiana, and it has collected millions of pounds of oyster shell.
United Way Tricentennial Volunteer Challenge Thank You Event Recap
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana participated in the United Way Tricentennial Volunteer Challenge, which celebrated New Orleans' 300th anniversary partnered with nonprofits to reach 300,000 volunteer hours. CRCL was one of the organizations that surpassed an individual goal of 1,000 hours and was awarded a $1,000!
"The 300" 2018 Semester Wrap Up
CRCL’s new educational program is dubbed the “The 300” partly as a nod to 300th Anniversary of New Orleans, which is becoming more and more a coastal city, and to signify that we are working to inspire Louisiana’s next generation of coastal warriors. “The 300” gave students unprecedented access to the active coastal restoration sites and the coastal practitioners working to protect and restore our coast.
2017 New Orleans Mayoral Debate
We are pleased to announce that both runoff candidates for Mayor of New Orleans—LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet—have committed to attending our debate entitled “Flood Risk and Adapting to Coastal and Environmental Change” on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at NOCCA from 7:30-8:30 pm. Our next mayor faces real challenges when it comes to dealing with the city’s flood protection and the future of living with water, New Orleans’ role in Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis and restoration efforts, and the city’s role in committing to climate change adaptation. We will ask pointed questions about these and other issues pertaining to water management. While there are certainly other issues that the mayor will have to address, the events of the last few months have highlighted infrastructural vulnerabilities that cannot be overlooked. CRCL and the Urban Conservancy are hosting the debate. It’s being presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Our other partners include: the Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans, The Lens, the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, the Tulane ByWater Institute, the Gulf Restoration Network, The Okra Inn, Water Works, and the Lowlander Institute. The debate is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 pm and seating is first come, first served. The debate begins promptly at 7:30.