Why Should We Save Coastal Louisiana?

By Diane Huhn, Bayou Grace Community Services

Since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Bayou Grace Community Services has been working to address the most critical and immediate environmental needs of residents of Lower Terrebonne Parish, La.  Coastal land loss is a daily reality for those living in these communities.  For many, land loss means living in a constant state of recovery and anticipating the next flood, be it from a tropical storm, hurricane, or even high tides.

Through its Environmental Outreach program, Bayou Grace is working to educate the nation about how land loss is not inevitable.  To document the countless reasons why coastal Louisiana is worth saving, and raise awareness to get people talking about the need for coastal restoration and protection, Bayou Grace recently launched a photo project asking people “Why should we save Coastal Louisiana?”.

Bayou Grace’s goal is to reach out to both the local community and the nation as well.

If you would like to participate, please send your submission to photoproject@bayougrace.org.  For more information about Bayou Grace, visit www.bayougrace.org or call 985-594-5350.