The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a non-profit, advocacy organization whose mission is the protection and restoration of a sustainable coastal Louisiana. Over its 20 year history, the goal of the Coalition has been to reverse the pattern of net land loss in coastal Louisiana and to reestablish a sustainable balance to its geologic processes and communities.In pursuit of this goal, the Coalition advocates for the implementation of sound coastal policies and monitors coastal activities to ensure that stringent regulations and enforcement policies are maintained. In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf South region and created unprecedented devastation and misery for coastal Louisiana.Simply stated, these hurricanes dramatically re-enforced the proposition that coastal restoration and flood protection need to be considered together as proposed by LPBF and CRCL prior to Hurricane Katrina. The Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy goes a step further by proposing how to blend coastal restoration and flood protection.
The Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy has tremendous potential to further coastal restoration and flood protection in the PontchartrainBasin and elsewhere in the coast.The McKnight Foundation awarded a grant to facilitate and accelerate the development of meaningful coastal planning.This is accomplished by a Multiple Lines of Defense Assessment Team and website.These elements are a strong compliment of technical expertise and public outreach, and therefore have the capacity to enhance and promote the priority projects as well as promote better coastal planning throughout south Louisiana.The project capitalizes of the capability of LPBF and CRCL to extend to achieve these goals.At this critical juncture, this project could influence the course of history for south Louisiana over the next fifty years.
Funding for this website and development of the Assessment Team is provided by a grant by the McKnight Foundation.