Oyster Shell Bagging Event - Earth Week! 4.20.24

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

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  • 6207 E St Bernard Hwy, Violet, Louisiana, 70039


CRCL is excited to have you join us in Violet, LA! Launched in June 2014, CRCL’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program recycles shell from participating New Orleans-based restaurants and uses that shell to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat across Coastal Louisiana. As a volunteer, you will help prepare the shell for future restoration. Volunteers will shovel oyster shells into mesh bags to contribute to our next reef build project. Volunteers will also help clean up our shell pile and remove trash and plastics as we bag. By helping prep the shell, volunteers will play a role in creating a new oyster reef that will allow for the growth of new oysters, create new fish habitat, and act as a wave break which will knock down storm surge and allow new land to build up behind the reef. Bags of oyster shells weigh about 30 lbs on average, if this is too strenuous for you, there are many support roles available - such as cutting the mesh bags.

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The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite people in action to achieve a thriving, sustainable Louisiana coast for all. Incorporated in 1988, CRCL represents a unique mix of businesses, local governments, industries, scientific communities, national and local conservation groups, hunters, anglers and a broad spectrum of concerned residents who share a common vision and commitment to the sustainability of coastal Louisiana. The common vision of these varied and diverse interests is the driving strength of CRCL, the most effective and recognized coastal advocacy organization in the state. Recognizing that Louisiana’s coastal land loss will have dramatic impacts on the nation’s energy, navigation and fisheries interests, CRCL works at the state, local and federal levels to ensure that restoring and protecting coastal Louisiana is a top priority for our state and the nation. In addition to our role as advocate and watchdog, we also serve as responsible stewards of Louisiana’s rich coastal wetlands. We facilitate and fund restoration projects through our Native Plants Program and Oyster Shell Recycling Program, and we work diligently to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of preserving and restoring coastal Louisiana.​​ This multifaceted, comprehensive and coast-wide approach to coastal restoration distinguishes CRCL from every other civic and environmental group in the region. Like the Mississippi River Delta, our work is constantly evolving. You can be part of the solution.

  • Created:
    April 11, 2024, 7:03 p.m.
  • Published:
    April 11, 2024, 7:03 p.m.