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Planting Marsh Grasses to Restore Wetlands Near Vermilion Bay

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), the Rainey Alliance and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority are looking for volunteers to participate in a marsh restoration project at Christian Marsh (west of Vermilion Bay). Volunteers will plant nearly 8,000 plants along newly constructed marsh terraces to help prevent further erosion and to stabilize the soil. Volunteer efforts will produce new habitats that will support a variety of aquatic wildlife and migratory birds.

When: Friday, September 6th, 2013

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

Where: Intracoastal City Public Boat Launch (20 miles south of Abbeville, LA).

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

This is a dirty and strenuous activity so physical fitness is required.

Volunteers will meet at the Boat Launch and be transported by boat to the planting site (about a 20 minute boat ride).

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

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

Lunch and drinks will be provided to all volunteers.

We request that all volunteers please register so we can plan for the correct number of volunteers. You can complete an online registration form or call the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at 1-(888)-LACOAST for more information.

We understand that plans can change. If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend the event, please email and let us know if you have to cancel so we can make your spot available to other potential volunteers.
Additional support for this project comes from Cargill Dicing Technology, Coypu Foundation, NOAA, and Restore America’s Estuaries.

The Rainey Alliance is a restoration partnership comprised of McIlhenny Company, the National Audubon Society, Sagrera Estates, and Vermilion Corporation.