What is Coastal Roots?
from 2nd grade through high school are taking part in
this project to learn about and become environmental
stewards of their natural resources by establishing
native plant nurseries at their schools. Students are
growing native plant seedlings and grass plugs that they
will plant in a coastal habitat restoration project in
south Louisiana and in Chile, South America.
are currently 50 schools across 21 Louisiana parishes
currently participating in the LSU Coastal Roots
Program, as well as four schools split between Concepcion and Santiago, Chile .
There are two schools that will be joining our program
in the coming months!
Students are working with a variety of native trees,
including the Water Oak, Tupelo Gum, Swamp Red Maple, Loblolly Pine, Nuttall Oak, and Longleaf Pine - just to name a
few. A number of our schools also grow bitter panicum, a beach dune grass, that is planted on Grand Isle and on the beaches of Cameron Parish.
2017 Winter Workshop:
January 21, 2017
Important Links: LSU Coastal Roots Handbook
2016-17 Restoration & Events Calendar & Forms
Parkview Baptist High @ Avery Island
November 17, 2016