Lessons Learned on Mississippi’s Wolf River

Sediment left behind in the Wolf River following Hurricane Isaac

Like many of our CRCL members, our Board President Wally Gundlach is an avid outdoorsman and boater.  Click here to read his account of a trip into the Wolf River, near Pass Christian, Mississippi following the impact of Hurricane Isaac.

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Educators – Sign up for 2012-13 Youth Wetlands Program

Youth Wetlands Program participants conduct a wetlands exercise in class.

CRCL has many partners in its mission of protecting and restoring the Louisiana coast, and one of our favorite groups to team up with is LSU AgCenter’s Youth Wetlands Program.  We strongly encourage educators of elementary, middle and high school students to learn more about this outstanding program and how it helps young Louisiana citizens understand our state’s greatest challenge to its future.  Click here for more information.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Needs Volunteers for “Wild Things” Event.

Wild Things 2011, courtesy USFWS.

Each year the Friends of Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, Inc. assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with “Wild Things” event celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week.  Last year, “Wild Things” welcomed 4,500 people to the Southeast Louisiana Refuges and Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Lacombe, LA for this fun, free event focusing on activities related to the great outdoors.  This year’s event takes place on October 13, and dozens of volunteers are needed.  Click here to find out how to sign up.

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Application Period Open for Coastal Forest Initiative, Public Meetings Scheduled

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana will conduct three informational meetings for interested landowners across coastal Louisiana from July 24-July 31, 2012, to discuss the Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI) funded by the state’s Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP). This is a continuation of the program that began in 2010.

All those who own or are charged with managing forested coastal lands are encouraged to attend. Click here for meeting dates, times and more information.

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Christian Marsh – Be a Part of Louisiana’s Next Restoration Success Story

This is Christian Marsh from above. The patterns of terracing are deliberately designed to be as close to natural formation as possible.

CRCL is looking for volunteers to plant more than 40,000 plants in Christian Marsh next week.  If you’ve ever wanted to be part of something BIG… this is your chance.  Check out what the Christian Marsh terracing project is all about, and how you can make it the next success story on our coastline!

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Final Draft of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan Approved by CPRA

Click for a map of all projects in the final draft of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan

With a unanimous vote of its members, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) approved the final draft of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan at its March 21, 2012 meeting held at the Louisiana State Archives.  Click here to find out what’s changed in the final draft, which is now headed to the Louisiana Legislature.

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Coastal Master Plan 101 Part Four: The Legislative Gauntlet

The 2012 Coastal Master Plan will need the approval of the Louisiana Legislature in order to become CPRA’s official planning document for the future of restoration in Louisiana.  In today’s Coastal Master Plan 101 installment, we examine the road ahead for the Coastal Master Plan and what to expect when the document arrives at the Louisiana state capitol on March 26, 2012. 

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Coastal Master Plan 101 Part Three: CRCL’s Take

The 2012 Coastal Master offers a blueprint that could result in a net land GAIN within the next 30 years. Graphic courtesy of 2012 Draft Coastal Master Plan.

The 2012 Coastal Master Plan offers a bold vision to turn the tide of coastal land loss in Louisiana.  What are the best parts of this blueprint for coastal restoration… and what should go back to the drawing board?  CRCL weighs in with its take on the Coastal Master Plan’s content in Part Three of Coastal Master Plan 101.

 

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Coastal Master Plan 101: Part Two – The Draft

In part one of our special report “Coastal Master Plan 101,” we examined the process that created the draft which will soon be in the hands of the legislature.  Today, we will take a closer look at what’s in the plan and how it relates to the different areas of Louisiana’s coast.  Part Two – The Draft.

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Coastal Master Plan 101: How the Plan was Built

More than 250 residents turned out for the CPRA public meeting on the Master Plan in Houma

In the first installment of a four-part series, CRCL takes a closer look at the inner workings of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan for Louisiana.  In part one, find out how the plan came to be and the reasons why certain projects made the cut.  (more)

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