LA SAFE Round 1 Parishwide Meeting Summary
This video explains our first round of parishwide meetings and how we began working with six parishes to strategically plan for the next several decades in the face of coastal erosion and land loss
Reasons We Must Adapt
Massive Land Loss
Nearly 2,000 square miles of our coastal landscape have disappeared into the gulf over the last 80 years. As we face extreme rates of land loss, local residents must begin working towards addressing all challenges and developing solutions to respond.
Residents who lack the resources to quickly adapt to growing coastal challenges will endure the pressures of mitigating, adapting and finding migration options. To ensure they have economic relief, we must begin making preparation tools accessible.
The Planning Process
The challenge is greater than only coastal restoration. We cannot build land faster than we are losing it. This means we must begin creating a plan process for adaptation, as well as a co-design process, to strategically respond to the changing landscape.
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Be a Part of the Process
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas. Join us in creating a better future environment by getting involved. We welcome those who would like to participate in the Lead the Coast program, volunteer for an event, lead a table discussion or host a community event.