Volunteers Needed to Assist with a Cypress Marsh Restoration Project Near Chalmette

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation are looking for interested volunteers to participate in a cypress swamp restoration project near the Caernarvon Diversion in Plaquemines Parish, LA. This project will promote a healthy cypress forest on land that has been accumulating from sediment outflow from the Caernarvon Diversion. The restored cypress forest will provide critical habit for wildlife and provide storm protection to the adjacent marsh and communities.

Project Details:

When: Friday March 9, 2012
9:00 a.m. to no later than 4:00 p.m.
Where: Caernarvon Diversion Outfall Canal

Detailed direction will be sent out closer to the event.

All volunteers must register with CRCL to attend the event!  All planting equipment (gloves, shovels, etc.), lunch, and refreshments will be provided.

Volunteers will be planting 250 three-gallon pots of 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.

If you would like to volunteer your boat for this event, please let us know! It would be used to help transport volunteers and trees to the site. A flat bottom boat that can navigate shallow water is preferred. If you are interested, please email Hilary Collis at hilaryc@crcl.org for more information.

We understand that plans can change. If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend the event, please email CBRPintern@crcl.org and let us know you have to cancel so we can make your spot available to other potential volunteers.



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