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Volunteer to Help Restore Cypress Forests, October 16th

October 4, 2012 3:10 AM

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation are looking for volunteers to participate in a coastal forest tree restoration project near the Caernarvon Diversion in Plaquemines Parish, LA (near Chalmette, LA) on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. This project will promote healthy coastal forest on land that has been accumulating from sediment outflow from the Caernarvon Diversion. The trees will provide critical habit for wildlife, restore areas that were damaged during Hurricane Isaac, and provide storm protection to the adjacent marsh and inland communities.

Project Details:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

9:00 a.m. to no later than 4:00 p.m.

Caernarvon Diversion Outfall Canal

Directions and additional information will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event.

All planting equipment (gloves, shovels, etc.), lunch, and refreshments will be provided.

Volunteers will be planting 300 cypress trees and wrapping the trees with protectors to shield them from predators.

Volunteers will be transported to the planting site by boat. This will be a muddy day. This is a strenuous and dirty activity, so physical fitness is required.

Additional information, including directions and what to bring, will be provided a few days prior to the event.

All volunteers should register if you plan to attend.You can complete an online registration form at the or call the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at 1-(888)-LACOAST for more information.

If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend

the event, please email if you have to cancel so your spot can be made available to other potential volunteers.

Additional support for this project comes from the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, Shell and Restore the Earth Foundation.


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