Volunteers are needed for a cypress planning project along Bayou Segnette Waterway in Jefferson Parish on Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, according to a press release from the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
The coalition and Jean Lafitte National Park project is meant to protect marsh from erosion and from the invasion of an invasive species plant called Chinese tallow. There will be 800 cypress trees planted during the two days of work.
The planning will run from 9 a.m. to no later than 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at the Barataria Preserve Visitors Center in Marrero. Directions and more information about what to bring to the event will be provided to registered volunteers. All planting equipment, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Volunteers will be transported to the planting site by boat. This will be a muddy day and the work is strenuous and dirty, so physical fitness is required, according to a coalition press release.
Interested volunteers can complete an online registration form at the http://www.crcl.org or call the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at 1-(888)-LACOAST for more information.