Jun 13, 2012 9:29 AM by AP

Help needed for coastline project

CAMERON, La. (AP) - A state coastal restoration organization wants at least 25 more volunteers to help install 9,000 feet of sand fence along a two-mile stretch of coastline west of Long Beach Road in Cameron Parish.

Hilary Collis, community-based restoration coordinator for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, tells the American Press the project will run Thursday-Saturday. She said up to 200 rows of sand fence - posts and wooden slabs connected with wire that catch sand to create dunes - will be installed.

So far, Collis says about 50 volunteers have signed up to work on the project. She said they would like to get up to 75 volunteers.

Collis says the project is funded by nearly $70,000 in federal and private grants.


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