Volunteers are needed to plant nearly 50,000 plugs of marsh grass to restore 25 acres of marsh in the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge System. The project is being organized by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The project will assist in stabilizing the marsh soils with the intention of preventing future erosion and creating wildlife habitat. Planting will take place from 9 a.m. until mid-afternoon, no later than 4 p.m. May 21-24 and May 28-31.

To register, visit www.crcl.org and click on the “calendar” tab. Directions and additional details will be emailed to registered volunteers prior to the event. Volunteers must be 18 and physically capable of the strenuous work of planting in the marsh. Email volunteer coordinator Jenny Byrd at j ennyb@crcl.org.