You may already know this but Louisiana is very important to the rest of the nation. Our state contains about 40% of the nation's wetlands. We also lose 25 to 35 square miles of those wetlands every year.

At current land loss rates, nearly 640,000 more acres, an area nearly the size of Rhode Island, will be under water by 2050. Sobering news to say the least. But there is a project under way to help the problem and you can be part of the solution.

Here is information about you can volunteer time to help the wetlands and coastal erosion problem. There is a link in the article you can access to fill out a volunteer form.

 

Cameron Shoreline Sand Fence Installation Volunteer Project

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) invites you to participate in a wetland restoration project that will create sand dunes along the Cameron Shoreline in Southwest Louisiana.  This area provides essential protection for Louisiana’s inland communities and wetlands, and it was severely impacted by recent hurricanes.  Volunteers will install 9,000 feet of sand fencing during this 3 day event.  This project will assist in stabilizing and capturing sand in the hopes of building dunes.  In addition, the project will also create wildlife habitat and increase species diversity.

Where: Cameron Shoreline – Long Beach Road (10 miles west of Holly Beach, LA).

When: Thursday June 14th, Friday June 15th, and Saturday June 16th.

9:00 a.m. to no later than 4:00 p.m.

Sign up to volunteer for only one day or multiple days!

All equipment (shovels, gloves, hammers, etc.) will be provided.

Lunch and drinks will be provided to all volunteers.

Minimum age for volunteers is 13, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

We request that all volunteers please register to let us know if you plan to attend (volunteers can register for one or all days).  You can complete an online registration form at the www.crcl.org, click on the registration link above, or call the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at 1-(888)-LACOAST for more information.

Directions and additional information will be provided to registered volunteers via email a few days prior to the event.

We understand that plans can change.  If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend the event, please email CBRPintern@crcl.org and let us know you have to cancel so we can make your spot available to other potential volunteers.

 

Need help with overnight accommodations? There are several hotels and camps to rent in the area.  I you would like additional information on places to stay, please email HilaryC@crcl.org for assistance.

 

This project is being completed through a partnership with Lonnie G. Harper & Associates, Inc., State Farm Insurance, the Disney “Friends for Change” program, Restore America’s Estuaries, and NOAA.

 

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) invites you to participate in a wetland restoration project that will create sand dunes along the Cameron Shoreline in Southwest Louisiana.  This area provides essential protection for Louisiana’s inland communities and wetlands, and it was severely impacted by recent hurricanes.  Volunteers will install 9,000 feet of sand fencing during this 3 day event.  This project will assist in stabilizing and capturing sand in the hopes of building dunes.  In addition, the project will also create wildlife habitat and increase species diversity.

 

Where: Cameron Shoreline – Long Beach Road (10 miles west of Holly Beach, LA).

 

When: Thursday June 14th, Friday June 15th, and Saturday June 16th.

9:00 a.m. to no later than 4:00 p.m.

Sign up to volunteer for only one day or multiple days!

 

All equipment (shovels, gloves, hammers, etc.) will be provided.

 

Lunch and drinks will be provided to all volunteers.

Minimum age for volunteers is 13, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

We request that all volunteers please register to let us know if you plan to attend (volunteers can register for one or all days).  You can complete an online registration form at the www.crcl.org, click on the registration link above, or call the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at 1-(888)-LACOAST for more information.

Directions and additional information will be provided to registered volunteers via email a few days prior to the event.

We understand that plans can change.  If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend the event, please email CBRPintern@crcl.org and let us know you have to cancel so we can make your spot available to other potential volunteers.

Need help with overnight accommodations? There are several hotels and camps to rent in the area.  I you would like additional information on places to stay, please email HilaryC@crcl.org for assistance.

This project is being completed through a partnership with Lonnie G. Harper & Associates, Inc., State Farm Insurance, the Disney “Friends for Change” program, Restore America’s Estuaries, and NOAA.

 

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