The Conference

CRCL will host State of the Coast 2021, the sixth biennial conference, in partnership with Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, The Water Institute of the Gulf and Louisiana Sea Grant. 

SOC2021 will consist of three days of virtual presentations by leading experts in concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. More than 1,200 scientists, landowners/managers, federal and state agency personnel, local officials, industry and business leaders, resource users, and interested citizens attended the fifth iteration of State of the Coast.

About CRCL

Founded in 1988, The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is the longest-standing statewide organization driving bold drive bold, science-based action to rebuild coastal Louisiana through outreach, restoration, and advocacy. With the support of members and volunteers, CRCL advocates for strong coastal policies and implements restoration projects across coastal Louisiana. CRCL is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

We have a three-pronged approach to coastal restoration:

  • Outreach -- CRCL works directly with coastal communities, fishermen, and industry to ensure that they understand the importance of coastal restoration to our state.

  • Restoration -- CRCL is a boots-on-the-ground restoration organization. Our Habitat Restoration Program and Oyster Shell Recycling Program engage thousands of volunteers every year to help restore our coastal wetlands by planting native plants and trees in vulnerable wetland areas. We use oyster shell collected from local restaurants to build new oyster reefs, which help slow shoreline erosion.

  • Advocacy -- We work closely with the state Legislature, state coastal restoration officials, and other coastal decision-makers to ensure that decisions for coastal restoration are based on the best science available.


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