The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to drive bold, science-based action to rebuild Coastal Louisiana through outreach, restoration and advocacy.

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Nominations Open for Coastal Stewardship Awards


Every year the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is proud to honor individuals and organizations who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the coast with a CRCL Coastal Stewardship Award. These awards are CRCL’s highest form of recognition for those who go above and beyond for our coast, and we need your help to discover worthy candidates for the honors.

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Oyster Shell Recycling - Now Largest in the Nation!


Launched in June 2014, CRCL's Oyster Recycling Program recycles shell from twenty-five participating New Orleans-based restaurants and uses the shell to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat across Coastal Louisiana.  The first program of its kind in Louisiana has become the largest shell recycling program in the nation.  As of December 2015, the program has collected more than 1535 tons of shell.

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2016 State of the Coast Conference - June 1-3, 2016


The State of the Coast Conference is the largest state-wide conference of its kind providing an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant infformation of the dynamic conditions of Louisiana's coastal communities, environment and economy. CRCL, The Water Institute of the Gulf, and CPRA partner to produce this forum, the need for which grows every acre of land lost to the Gulf. 

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19 Top Priorities for Restoring the Louisiana Coast



The Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition (Coalition) has identified 19 priority projects in the Mississippi River Delta that, if underway in the next five years, can signal the beginning of an era of stewardship and healthy recovery for not just the delta, but for the entire Gulf Coast.

The 19 near-term, priority Louisiana projects will begin restoration of Louisiana’s ecosystem and best meet goals outlined in the RESTORE Act, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council’s Initial Comprehensive Plan, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s requirements and the goals of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment. We concentrate here on the Louisiana coast, while acknowledging the need and appropriateness of projects in other Gulf states that benefit the region as a whole.

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A View of Restoration from the Barataria Basin

What IS Coastal Restoration anyway? CRCL has produced a video to help explain it to you. A View of Restoration from the Barataria Basin, gives you a high level description of the issue, the impacts and causes of coastal land loss, and an in-depth view of all the different restoration projects occurring in the Barataria Basin. It’s informative and beautiful all at the same time. After watching A View of Restoration from the Barataria Basin, you will have a better sense of how coastal restoration projects all work together to help restore our coast.


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