BENEFITING: RESTORE THE EARTH FOUNDATION INC
This project is a totally unique opportunity to jump start the first 100 acres in restoring an “island” of fresh water bald cypress forest marsh on a significant 4,000 acre land mass. This land mass is one of the last lines of storm defense between marsh and open water of the Gulf of Mexico protecting lower Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes.
The goal of the Montegut Bald Cypress Forest Marsh Restoration (the project) at Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area is the re-establishment of historic bald cypress forested freshwater marsh supported by a hurricane protection levee, the Federal Morganza to the Gulf levee system.
Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area is located in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, approximately 15 miles southeast of Houma, Louisiana. The Wildlife Management Area covers 35,000 acres which is owned and managed by the LDWF.
Crowdrise donors who participate in this fundraiser for the first 100 acres are able to buy individual bald cypress trees. Donors are also able to purchase acres (100 trees/acre). If donors contribute 10 trees or more they will be invited to join Restore the Earth staff and volunteers in Louisiana to plant their trees onsite for this critical project (travel and accommodation costs not included).