The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Marathon Oil, Restore America’s Estuaries, and the LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries invite volunteers to participate in a beach restoration project along the shore of Elmer’s Island near Grand Isle. Hurricane Isaac’s impact in August, 2012 washed away many of the dunes along Elmer’s Island, which are critical to the protection of wetlands and local communities. This storm was just the latest hit that Elmer’s Island has taken, having sustained prior damage from 2011’s Tropical Storm Lee and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster. Help us save this important stretch of Louisiana coast by volunteering to plant dune grass and mangroves, which helps stabilize the fragile beach of Elmer’s Island.

This project is being held in conjunction with National Estuaries Day. This nationwide event encourages volunteers to spend “a day on the bay” as part of an annual day of service celebrating the vibrant and essential habitats located where rivers meet the sea.

Project Details:

When: Saturday, September 28, 2013
  9:00 a.m. to no later than 4:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer’s Island
  Grand Isle, LA 70358

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

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

Minimum age for volunteers is 10, 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. You can complete an online registration form at the www.crcl.org 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 JennyB@crcl.org and let us know if you have to cancel so we can make your spot available to other potential volunteers.