CRCL is Louisiana’s first statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to coastal restoration. CRCL brings together a diverse and nonpartisan set of interests through its Board of Directors, Coastal Advisory Council and partnerships. Through volunteers who plant marsh grasses and trees across our coast, membership, conferences and newsletters, CRCL connects with thousands of people each year. CRCL is a reasonable, credible and informed voice on issues of coastal restoration.
In 2022, CRCL began growing bald cypress and mangroves at our Restoration Headquarters. Now, we need your seeds! We are collecting and planting native, locally grown cypress seeds. Seeds can be collected from a tree in your yard, on the side of the road, or from parking lots. The more seeds we collect the larger our native plant nursery can grow, and the more trees we can plant across the coast. We are currently accepting bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) seed donations!