Help Restore the Marsh in the Chenier Plain

From the Gulf Restoration Network:

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana invites you to participate in a marsh restoration project at Rockefeller Refuge in Southwest Louisiana. Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, located in eastern Cameron and western Vermilion Parishes, has been impacted heavily by erosion and has lost nearly 10,000 acres of wetlands. Working with many partners, sponsors and volunteers, the Coalition will plant nearly 10,500 plugs of marsh cordgrass along the shorelines within the refuge.  We will be planting on multiple days and you can volunteer for one day or multiple days.

Where: Rockefeller Refuge, 5476 Grand Chenier Hwy, Grand Chenier, LA 70643
When: Starting Monday, June 22 and anticipated completion on Thursday, June 25  8:30 am to approximately 4:00 pm

All planting equipment (gloves, shovels, dibbles, etc.) will be provided. Volunteers should bring closed toe shoes (boots preferably) and a change of clothes. Lunch and drinks will be provided to all volunteers.   Please register to let us know if you plan to attend. Register Online

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~ by vermilionaire on June 20, 2009.

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