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Honors College Coastal Restoration Service Project

Volunteer and spend a day on the coast planting sustainable wetland grasses and cleaning beaches.
When Mar 20, 2010
from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Grand Isle or Elmer's Island
Contact Name
Contact Phone 225.578.1318
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In Mike Tidwell’s 2009 Honors Convocation speech, building on the themes in his book Bayou Farewell, he urged Honors students to be part of the solution for coastal wetlands loss. This message is consistent with the Honors College’s desire for its students to serve and lead in their community. For this reason, we are proud to host the 2010 Spring Coastal Restoration Project in association with Shell, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), and LSU Department of Residential Life.

This will be an all-day service project. Volunteers will spend part of the day planting wetland grasses in sustainable areas either in the Grand Isle State Park or on Elmer's Island and part of the day cleaning garbage and debris from beaches. Transportation, snacks, lunch, water and tools required to complete the service project will be provided. This project is currently open to all Honors Students as well as all Laville and Acadian Residents. A schedule can be found below. Registration is now closed. For questions, please contact Mark Dochterman at

Tentative Schedule

6:00    -  9:30 Travel to Grand Isle State Park or Elmer's Island
9:30    -  10:00 Volunteer Welcome; Volunteer Orientation/Organization
10:00  -  12:00 Volunteer work - Planting Wetland Grasses
12:00  -  12:30 Lunch
12:30  -  3:00 Volunteer work - Cleaning Beaches
3:00    -  3:30 Clean Up
3:30    -  7:00 Return to LSU

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