Monthly Archives: June 2011

Important Community Forum

Hope you’ll join us on July 6 for an important community meeting: Community and Government Networking to Promote Coastal Restoration through Collaboration. This meeting will be held at the St. Francis de Sales Community Center located at 500 Goode St. 10:00-2:00–lunch will be served. Please RSVP: Bayou Grace office 594-5350

Wednesday Why: It’s Important!

Louisiana’s coastline is not just important to its residents, it’s also important to the nation as a whole. Take into consideration what Coastal Louisiana provides for the nation as a whole:

  • $10-20 billion contributed annually to the U.S. treasury from domestic oil and natural gas production (2nd only to income tax)
  • Top producer of seafood in the continental U.S.
  • 5 of the nation’s 15 largest ports are in Louisiana

There are more than 2 million residents that consider coastal Louisiana home and plenty of other places rely on the Louisiana coast for it’s many services, cultures and residents.

That’s one important reason to save coastal Louisiana, but there are many more. What’s your reason for saving coastal Louisiana? Email your submission to: photoproject@bayougrace.org. Who knows, maybe your photo  influence someone else to do the same! And, don’t forget to check out the other submissions at Bayou Grace’s photo gallery.

State of Grace June, 2011 Bayou Grace Newsletter

Hot off the press!  Check out the June, 2011 Bayou Grace newsletter.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Bayou-Grace.html?soid=1102288669156&aid=80NEQI8lq9w.

Wednesday Why: What’s in Your Heart?

Does your heart tell you it’s the right thing to do?

The reasons to save coastal Louisiana are countless. Why do you think we should save coastal Louisiana? If you’d like to participate in our photo project, please send your submission(s) to photoproject@bayougrace.org. And, don’t forget to check out the other submissions at Bayou Grace’s photo gallery.

Wednesday Why: When It’s Gone, It’s Gone

Louisiana’s coast is a gift. It’s our responsibility to protect such a unique place. When it’s gone, it cannot be replaced. Preserving the gift is up to us! “We can do it, we must do it.”

What are your reasons for wanting to save Coastal Louisiana? Send your submission to photoproject@bayougrace.org and let your voice be heard! And, don’t forget to check out the other submissions at Bayou Grace’s photo gallery.

Wednesday Why: It’s Getting Closer to Your House!

“Why Should We Save Coastal Louisiana?”

The land in coastal Louisiana is rapidly sinking and eroding away! Every 30-38 minutes the amount of land equivalent to a football field is disappearing from southeast LA. As more and more land goes under, the closer the coastline gets to your home. Already, approximately 1,900 square miles (since the 1930’s) have washed away. What’s next? The bayou communities nearest to the coast? Houma, LA? New Orleans? Your community?

Let’s work together and stop the land loss that is plaguing coastal Louisiana. What is your reason? Send your submission to photoproject@bayougrace.org! And, don’t forget to check out the other submissions at Bayou Grace’s photo gallery.

Wednesday Why: Tired of Living in Boxes

June 1st is the official start of hurricane season. This means that many local residents have to start the task of getting items together in case of an evacuation of the area.

Hurricane season isn’t the only threat we face. Coastal land loss, erosion and localized flooding are also threats that we face on a daily basis.