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The Program

10:30 am

Opening reception with community partners      

Light breakfast/snacks served

11:30 am

Welcome by Meraux & CRCL

Intro to CRCL - Corey Miller, Director of Community Resilience for CRCL

Coastal 101 and what is going on with Coastal Restoration

12:10 pm

Forecasting our Future Panel Discussion

Lessons learned from Hurricane Ida and how to be more resilient for tropical systems

Arthur Johnson, Executive Director of Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development

Dominique Seibert, Plaquemines and St. Bernard Extension Agent for LA Sea Grant

Michael Esealuka, Coastal Louisiana Organizer for Healthy Gulf

12:55 pm

CRCL presentations 

Intro to CRCL's Oyster shell Recycling Program and Native Plant Programs - Darrah Bach, Oyster Shell Recycling Program Coordinator for CRCL

Inspiring our Future Coastal Leaders: CRCL's Youth Engagement Programs - Hannah Cohen, Community Engagement Specialist for CRCL

1:50 pm

Wrap up with CRCL and raffle drawing

2:00 pm

Entertainment, food truck, grand prize raffle drawing and tour

Music by Michot’s Melody Makers

Food by Queen on Wheels

Tour of OSRP Violet site by CRCL & Gulf South Bank and Trust

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