BTNEP Volunteers:
Preserving Our Past..
Protecting Our Future!

Opportunities to become more actively involved in the fight to save the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary System abound!

Until now, there has never been one place where coastal restoration agencies and partners can look to find willing volunteers who want to “do something”. The BTNEP volunteer program aims to change that. We have several up-coming projects, as do our partners.

Why Should I Help?

Coastal land loss and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike have left the Estuary in desperate need of your help. We are working to bring many volunteer projects on-line in the coming year which will allow you to work not only to help us clean up the estuary and assess the damages from the storm, but to also plant on new and surviving restoration project areas, monitor the quality of water throughout our estuary, and work to document the history and culture of this region. The need for volunteers will be great in the coming weeks, months and even years as we work towards restoring our system and our way of life.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteers needed for crab trap removal event - Feb 20

    The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), is looking for volunteers for their crab trap removal event that will take place on February 20, 2016.

  • Elmers Island Cleanup

    Elmers Island Cleanup - May 16, 2015 East Jefferson CCA Chapter is organizing a beach cleanup effort of Elmer's Island near Grande Isle which is on Jefferson Parish Barrier Island. Elmer's Island is a state park open to surf fishing, picnicing, crabbing, etc. This cleanup will occur on May 16, 2015 starting at 8:30am till 3:00pm. Lunch will be served along with water and soft drinks.

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