Hilary Collis is the Restoration Program Director for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) was incorporated in 1988; the mission of this important non-profit advocacy organization  is to protect and restore a sustainable coastal Louisiana. Many people, especially those who do not live on or near Louisiana's coast, are unaware that every 365 days, Louisiana loses an area of coastal land equivalent to New York's Manhattan. CRCL takes a comprehensive, multi-faceted  approach to this very challenging problem. The organization is involved in numerous ongoing initiatives.These efforts include working with legislators to ensure they adopt and support sound coastal policies, exchanging important coastal information with scientists, and establishing relationships with fisherman and land owners. CRCL is currently looking for volunteers to remove invasive trees from the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center in New Orleans East on August 29, 2014. 

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