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Job Opening at CRCL- Development Director

CRCL is seeking a Development Director to be a senior, strategic leader in the pursuit of our mission.  The Development Director will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating a comprehensive development program that includes fundraising associated with major donors, corporate partnerships, foundations, events and membership.  The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the all the staff and the Board of Directors.  Click here for more information. 

CRCL Praises CPRA Board for Approval of Sediment Diversions and Action on LA 1

The state of Louisiana took two major steps toward restoring its coast and securing its future. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s (CRPA) Board met in Baton Rouge and accepted the recommendations of the CPRA staff to move forward on two sediment diversions—Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton. The Board, also decided against diverting funds from coastal restoration to elevate Louisiana Highway 1 (LA 1).

Following today’s votes by the CPRA Board, Kimberly Davis Reyher, Executive Director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) released this statement:

Statement on Sediment Diversions

“Today is a bell weather day in our state’s history when we decided to harness the power of the Mississippi river to protect – rather than threaten – New Orleans and the rest of our state.  Today, our leaders changed the course of public policy. The question is no longer whether we should divert the river to save and rebuild our dying wetlands, but how we should do it. “

Statement on LA 1

“We commend the CPRA today for its decision not to divert funding intended for coastal restoration and protection to an infrastructure project. The decision honors the underlying scientific rigor of the state master plan and demonstrates our state’s commitment to restoring our coast.”

Governor Candidates Layout Plans for Coastal Restoration at CRCL’s Coastal Issues Forum

In front of an audience that topped 500 at Nicholls State University, all four candidates for governor laid out their plans for coastal restoration. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Coastal Issues Forum was the first ever governor’s forum dedicated strictly to discussing coastal issues. It highlighted the fact that Louisiana is facing a land loss crisis that will require bold, science-based action by our next governor.  Click here for more information. 

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Gulf Restoration Groups Ready to Put Billions to Work to Bring Back Gulf

National and local organizations working on Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Ocean Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation – released the following statement in response to today’s announcement of an agreement in principle between the Gulf states, federal government and BP for its role in the largest U.S. offshore oil disaster in history. Although the settlement will not be finalized for several weeks, the agreement will dedicate billions of dollars to restore damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Click here to read the full press release.