Earth Day Care Package
In these unprecedented times, many of us are searching for connection and a way to feel grounded. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, here are a few tools to help connect with our incredible planet and reflect on the natural beauty that surrounds us.
Did you miss our first Coastal Care Package? Be sure to catch up on all the great coastal content here!
Exploring the Coast
Caminada Headlands Explore the benefits of restored barrier islands and their importance to Least Tern conservation with Audubon Louisiana’s coastal bird technicians.
Maurepas Swamp Dominated by bald cypress and water tupelo trees, the Maurepas swamp complex is one of the largest forested wetlands in the nation. Learn about the State’s plan to restore it.
See the amazing progress and restoration work done on Queen Bess Island. Queen Bess is a popular fishing spot in the spring and summer months and also serves as critical nesting grounds for Louisiana’s brown pelican population.
Encompass Films’ independent documentary series offers diverse perspectives from a group of people who care deeply about the coast, streaming for free on the Smithsonian Channel. Each recognizes the threat presented to our culture and their ways of life if huge steps aren’t taken to address our land loss crisis.
Discover A New Podcast
Listen to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches
On March 22, Gov Edwards issued a Stay at Home Order directing all Louisiana residents to shelter at home and limit movements outside of their home beyond essential needs. Under this order, Louisianans can “engage in outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from one another and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size.”
For the Kids (And the Kids at Heart!)
Take Action to Help the Coast, Your Community and Those in Need
- Culture Aid NOLA – Culture Aid Nola is a collaborative relief effort of several New Orleans area nonprofits serving culture and hospitality workers. CAN directs aid to the underserved members of these communities who may have difficulty accessing aid through traditional channels.
- Feed the Frontline NOLA – We’re a 501(c)(3) organization working to feed hospital workers across New Orleans, employ out-of-work musicians/artists, and support locally-owned restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Coastal Communities Consulting – Coastal Communities Consulting, Inc. (CCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Southeast Louisiana’s coastal entrepreneurs and families through business technical assistance, economic development, social support services, and continued disaster assistance.
- Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program – Urban South Brewery in New Orleans has collaborated with CRCL to create a new brew that promotes our Oyster Shell Recycling Program. “Shucks Y’all” is available for pickup. As we say, saving Louisiana’s coast never tasted so good.
- Support Local Fisherman by buying Louisiana Seafood: