CRCL Oyster Shell Recycling Volunteer Opportunity

Oyster Shell Recycling Event
CRCL Restoration Headquarters – Violet, LA
Friday, December 2, 2022
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is excited to have you join us in Violet, LA! Launched in June 2014, CRCL’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program recycles shell from participating New Orleans-based restaurants and uses that shell to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat across Coastal Louisiana. As a volunteer, you will help prepare the shell for future restoration. Volunteers will place the recycled shell into bags that will later be transported to oyster reef restoration sites. Volunteers will also help clean up our shell pile and remove trash and plastics as we bag. By helping prep the shell, volunteers will play a role in creating a new oyster reef that will allow for the growth of new oysters, create new fish habitat, and act as a wave break which will knock down storm surge and allow new land to build up behind the reef.
Important information:
  • Everyone must sign our release and waiver of rights upon registration.
  • You should receive a confirmation email after registering, if you do not, please email
  • Directions and additional details will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event. If it is the day before the event and you have not received details, check your spam folder, if not found, email
  • If you are interested in carpooling, please post to our carpool board. If you can offer a ride, please include the capacity of your vehicle, departure and return times, and where you are driving from. Please carpool at your own risk and discretion.
  • Volunteer check-in will be from 8:30 am to 9:00 am.
  • Please note the minimum age for volunteers is 14. No one under 14 will be allowed to participate in any capacity, sorry, no exceptions. Minors are required to have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please note that moving shell can be a strenuous physical activity.
  • Snacks, lunch and drinks will be provided to volunteers. All equipment will be provided.
In an effort to reduce risks associated with in-person gatherings, volunteers are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 test before and after all CRCL volunteer events. If you are experiencing any signs of illness, please stay home. CRCL will provide PPE, hand sanitizer, and handwashing stations for use throughout the event. For the safety of CRCL staff and volunteers, please contact CRCL immediately if you test positive following a volunteer event so that we can implement contact tracing protocol.
Volunteering on our coast is a wonderful way to spend a day and we would like to ensure that everyone gets a chance to have a great experience. We require that all volunteers please register to let us know if you plan to attend.
  • If any additional members of your family/friends are attending, then they must also register.
  • If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend, please notify us of your cancellation.
  • If the event registration is full, you can be added to a waiting list. Please email
  • If you’d like to bring a group to volunteer, please let us know, and we’ll try our best to accommodate you.
For inquiries about any of the above, you can contact us at

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Dec 02 2022


9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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