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General Purposes

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2005–June 30, 2007
  • Location Baton Rouge, LA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Louisiana

About this grant

More than 40 square miles of land in the Louisiana coastal plain are lost each year due to the disruption of natural freshwater flow and sedimentation patterns, threatening the habitat for hundreds of species and the nation’s largest assemblage of oil, gas, and port infrastructure. Founded in 1988, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a consortium of nongovernmental organizations, local government agencies, civic and religious groups, and business interests dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the swamps, marshes, and coastline that lie within the state’s coastal plain. This general purposes grant renewal will support and strengthen the coalition’s efforts to advance five, near-term restoration projects and build support for a broad-based and long-term restoration plan for the region.