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General Purposes

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2009–December 31, 2011
  • Location Baton Rouge, LA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Louisiana

About this grant

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina brought national attention to the need to restore Louisiana’s wetlands, natural river systems, and barrier shorelines as a way to improve storm protection, as well as enhance water quality and habitat. The continued public interest in protecting the region, combined with new state and federal initiatives, provides an opportunity to restore the integrity of Louisiana’s coastline and the connected freshwater ecosystems. With previous support, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, a state leader in coastal restoration, focused on reinstating natural freshwater flows when practical. Renewed support will allow the coalition to continue to help coordinate and maximize federal, state, and local efforts to protect Louisiana’s freshwater resources.