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3/30/2010 This comes from PDG Cesar Fonseca.

Fifi Island, Grand Isle Coastal Restoration Volunteers Needed April 17th 9am – 4 pm

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, NOAA and Entergy Corporation invite you to participate in a mangrove restoration project on the shoreline of Fifi Island in Grand Isle. Volunteers will plant mangroves which will help to stabilize the barrier island and will provide structure and refuge for a variety of aquatic species. The planting will reduce sediment loss due to erosion by wind and wave action and will protect interior marshes and bays.

This project is being completed through a partnership with Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Entergy Corporation, NOAA, Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources, Restore America’s Estuaries, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program and the Port of Grand Isle. Together with our partners, sponsors and volunteers, the Coalition will plant over 800 mangrove plants.

Where: Sand Dollar Marina, 158 Sandollar Ct, Grand Isle, LA, (985) 787-2500

Volunteers will meet at the Sand Dollar Marina and be boated over to Fifi Island located just north of Grand Isle. Volunteers must be over the age of 5, however children will have to supply their own life-vest to get on the boat. Volunteers with boats are also welcome.

When: Saturday, April 17th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
All planting equipment (gloves, shovels, dibbles, etc.) will be provided. Lunch and drinks will be provided to all volunteers. You can register to participate online at www.crcl.org or call the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at (888)-LACOAST for more information. Additional information will be provided to volunteers after registration.

Visit www.crcl.org for more information.