Oyster Shell Recycling Program

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s (CRCL) Oyster Shell Recycling Program will recycle used shell from participating restaurants and use that shell to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat across coastal Louisiana. The program promotes the creation of sustainable, native oyster habitat that will clean and filter coastal waters, provide habitat for coastal fisheries, stabilize eroding shoreline, and continue to allow individuals to enjoy Louisiana oysters for generations.  Click here for more information.

Stewardship Awards Banquet

Jay Dardenne SAB 2011

The Coastal Stewardship Awards Program, hosted by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, recognizes individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the preservation and restoration of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. The awards given include: Lifetime Achievement for the highest level of commitment to the preservation and restoration of coastal wetlands over a lengthy career; Distinguished Achievement for an outstanding commitment to the stewardship of Louisiana’s coast over the past year; and Coastal Stewardship for a valuable commitment to the preservation and restoration of coastal Louisiana over the previous year. Click here for more information.

Habitat Restoration Program

Big Branch VolunteerFounded in 2000, CRCL’s Habitat Restoration Program (HRP) leads our restoration efforts by restoring Louisiana coastal habitats by engaging volunteers and stakeholders to be part of the solution, and by promoting environmental stewardship in Louisiana industries, land owners and business leaders. 

The HRP volunteer program provides valuable educational experiences for its participants, who become actively familiar with a wide variety of restoration methods across the entire Louisiana coast.  Click here for more information



State of the Coast

SOC 2010 150

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) created State of the Coast to gather hundreds of scientists, business leaders, federal and state agency personnel, elected officials, land owners and interested citizens to share ideas and resources to save Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.

State of the Coast 2012 will consist of three full days of presentations by leading experts as well as invaluable networking opportunities for those invested in the future of Louisiana’s coast.  Click here for more information.