On January 29th-31th 2015, For The Bayou granted $10,000 to the Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and assisted 90 volunteers in planting 750 bald cypress trees along the banks of Bayou Segnette in the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Barataria Preserve in Louisiana. CRCL partnered with the National Park Service to plant these native Louisiana trees in an effort to restore the cypress forest that has been taken over by invasive Chinese Tallow trees, enhance wildlife habitat, and provide protection from storm surge.
Statement from CRCL www.crcl.org: “We want to thank all of the community volunteers for their hard work on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29-30 and the students from Tulane University, Freeman School of Business who helped on Saturday, Jan. 31. Additional thanks to For the Bayou, Entergy and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for their generous financial support. Our Coast, Our Future!”