Frequently Asked Questions

We are excited to have you join us at CRCL’s Restoration on the Half Shell! Here are a few things you need to know before the event:

WHAT TIME DOES THE RESTORATION ON THE HALF SHELL START?

The doors will open at 10:30 am.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Restoration on the Half Shell is a free event.

DO I NEED TO REGISTER?

We are excited to have you, your family, and friends at Restoration on the Half Shell. We are asking everyone to pre-register, but registration will also be available on-site. You must register to be eligible for the door prizes!

The first 75 participants or families will receive a door prize (1 per household)
Running Snail Emergency Hand Crank Radio with Flashlight, AM/FM Radio with 2000mAh Power Bank Phone Charger, USB Charged & Solar Power

 

The first 15 participants or families to register and attend all sessions will receive a $40 gift card from one of CRCL's OSRP restaurant partners.  (1 per household)

​In addition, the first 25 students (high school or college – must present ID) to register and attend all sessions will receive a $40 gift card from one of our CRCL's OSRP restaurant partners.

All participants will receive a raffle ticket for give-a-ways including kayaks, fishing, and outdoor gear.

 

Gift cards, door prizes, and raffle give-a-ways will all be provided at the end of the day’s sessions (approx. 2:00pm).

 

We ask that you limit gift cards and door prizes to 1 per family / household.

IS THIS YEAR’S EVENT LIKE PREVIOUS YEARS?

This year we are having Restoration on the Half Shell as a standalone event separate from our State of the Coast conference. We will feature an open house and presentations. We will end the day with music and delicious food and beverages.  

WHAT IS THE AGENDA?

10:30 – 11:30                Opening reception with community partners      

                                                Light breakfast/snacks served

11:30 – 12:10                Session 1: Welcome by Meraux Foundation & CRCL

                                                Intro to CRCL

                                                Coastal 101 and what is going on with coastal restoration

12:10 – 12:55               Session 2: Forecasting our Future (panel discussion)

                                               Lessons learned from Hurricane Ida and improving resilience to tropical storms and hurricanes

12:55 – 1:10                   15-Minute Break

1:10 – 2:00                    Session 3: Presentations by community partners and coastal organizations

2:00 – 4:00                  Entertainment, food, raffle and trolley tour of CRCL’s oyster shell recycling site     

 

IS THIS AN OUTDOOR EVENT?

The event will take place in Dave Thompson Event Barn at Docville Farm (with A/C!!!).

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

This is a casual event! Dress comfortable and festive!

ICAN I HELP SPREAD THE WORD?

Sure! Use the hashtag #ROTHS22 and tag our organization in your photos.

DO YOU HAVE TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE?
Yes.  If you need assistance with transportation please reach out to Piper Howard at piper.howard@crcl.org and 504.722.9067.

 

IS THERE SECURITY?

We will have security officers at the event. Please lock your car, and don’t leave valuables in it. In case of an emergency, dial 911.

TELL ME ABOUT DOCVILLE FARM

In St. Bernard Parish, about 20 minutes outside of New Orleans, sits Docville Farm. A charming turn-of-the-century white farmhouse greets visitors as they approach the pecan grove on the opposite side of the road. Despite the farm’s proximity to the Crescent City, it feels a world away. The 132-acre site was designated by the Meraux Foundation for educational and community events.