Help CCA Save the Coast $1 at a Time! It's Easy!
Friday-Saturday, April 17-18th • 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LA Highway 1 – Two Miles East of Fourchon toward Grand Isle
CCA's Building Conservation Habitat Program, in partnership with Shell Oil Company, Entergy, Lafourche Parish, Martin Ecosystems and local students from Grand Isle, Larose and Golden Meadow schools will join together to help rebuild the coastline off of Highway 1 between Fourchon and Grande Isle. This is a Floating Islands Restoration Project that will protect a portion of LA Hwy. 1 and make a new fishing habitat.
What is it?
This project will create nearly 6,000 sq. ft. of new floating islands. The floating island restoration technology is made from recycled material and planted with native South Louisiana Wetlands plants like mangrove, seashore paspalum and smooth cord grass. Over 12,000 different plants will be installed in the new islands.
How Does it Work?
The mats, planted with native species, will grow a root system to the water bottom, trap sediments and grow toward the disappearing marsh. It will strengthen and flourish into a sustainable mass. It will also serve as a fish habitat. For more information on floating island restoration, click here.
Who Can Help?
Everyone! April 18 is public volunteer day and anyone can attend from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Lunch will be provided.
The LA1 Floating Islands Restoration project needs your help!
There are two ways to help.
Volunteers are needed to come help plant!
April 18, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
La. Hwy 1 – Two Miles East of Fourchon toward Grand Isle
$1 buys one plant
$85 buys one linear foot of planted floating islands
Please contact David Cresson at (225) 952-9200