Volunteer for Planting

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF) and Rainey Conservation Alliance invite you to participate in our Freshwater Bayou Marsh Restoration event on May 11th near Vermilion Bay. We will be preparing 18,000 plugs of native marsh grass for planting in the coming days and we need your help! This project will assist in stabilizing the marsh soils with the intention of preventing future erosion and creating wildlife habitat.

Project Details:

When: Thursday, May 11th, 2017
9:00 a.m. to no later than 4:00 p.m.
Where: Pecan Island, LA
*NOTE: all volunteers will park and check-in at the boat launch and will be shuttled to the planting site via boat.

Important information:

Directions and additional details will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event.
Registration is open from 9:00 to 9:30 am. Due to the logistics of this event – registration will close at 9:30 am. We cannot accommodate volunteers that arrive late or need to leave early.
Please note the minimum age for volunteers is 14 and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Planting in the marsh is a strenuous activity, so physical fitness is required.
All equipment (life vests, gloves, etc.) and lunch and drinks (with vegetarian options) will be provided to all volunteers.
Be prepared to get WET and DIRTY. Closed-toes shoes that tie/cinch to your feet are required.
We require that all volunteers please register to let us know if you plan to attend. If any additional members of your family/friends are attending, then they must also register. You can register to volunteer at the bottom of this page.
Volunteering on our coast is wonderful way to spend a day and we would like to ensure that everyone gets a chance to have a great experience.
If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend, please notify us of your cancellation.
If the event registration is full, you can be added to a waiting list.
If you’d like to bring out a group, please let us know and we’ll try our best to accommodate you.
For any of the above inquiries, you can contact our Habitat Restoration Program Coordinator, Kacie Wright, at kacie.wright@crcl.org