2024 Event Agenda

Monday, April 1

  • Monday, April 1
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (CDT)
    Registration

    Registration Check-in for Tour Participants

    Celestin Foyer
  • Monday, April 1
    12:20 pm - 5:45 pm (CDT)
    Tour

    FULL - Down by the River Bike Tour

    Tunnel Entrance of Hyatt Regency
    THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLDown by the River is a guided group bike ride along River Road in St. Charles Parish. It brings you face to face with two powerful forces in Louisiana: the environmental justice movement and local African-American history. It is an evolution of what has traditionally been called a "toxic tour"--a drive-by of polluting sites like dumps, refineries, and chemical plants. Down by the River transforms a litany of depressing sites into powerful beacons of resistance, a lens through which the past and present are applied to today’s environmental movement. Bicycles and helmets are provided. Participants cycle mostly on the levee, next to the Mississippi River, stopping at six historically relevant sites. Co-led by a community organizer from a local grassroots group and the Bike Ride Manager of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

    Price: $120
    Capacity: 20

    Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable
  • Monday, April 1
    12:45 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)
    Tour

    Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana HQ

    Tunnel Entrance of Hyatt Regency
    The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite people in action to achieve a thriving, sustainable Louisiana coast for all. Incorporated in 1988, CRCL represents a unique mix of businesses, local governments, industries, scientific communities, national and local conservation groups, hunters, anglers and a broad spectrum of concerned residents who share a common vision and commitment to the sustainability of coastal Louisiana. The common vision of these varied and diverse interests is the driving strength of CRCL, the most effective and recognized coastal advocacy organization in the state. Recognizing that Louisiana’s coastal land loss will have dramatic impacts on the nation’s energy, navigation and fisheries interests, CRCL works at the state, local and federal levels to ensure that restoring and protecting coastal Louisiana is a top priority for our state and the nation. In addition to our role as advocate and watchdog, we also serve as responsible stewards of Louisiana’s rich coastal wetlands. We facilitate and fund restoration projects through our Native Plants Program and Oyster Shell Recycling Program, and we work diligently to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of preserving and restoring coastal Louisiana.​​ Participants will tour CRCL’s Restoration Headquarters, where we host regular volunteer opportunities through our Oyster Shell Recycling Program and Native Plants Program.

    Price: $75
    Capacity: 30

    Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable
  • Monday, April 1
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)
    Tour

    Glass Half Full

    Tunnel Entrance of Hyatt Regency
    Tour Glass Half Full’s main drop-off and processing facility in New Orleans. See how we transform glass “waste” into a resource that benefits the local community. Get hands-on with our sustainable sand and gravel and meet the Glass Half Full team!

    Price: $75
    Capacity: 30

    Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable
Registration Check-in for Tour Participants is open from
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm CT 1:00 pm CT 2:00 pm CT 3:00 pm CT 4:00 pm CT 5:00 pm CT 6:00 pm CT
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (CDT)
Celestin Foyer
Registration Check-in for Tour Participants
Monday, April 1
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (CDT)
Registration

Registration Check-in for Tour Participants

Celestin Foyer
12:20 pm - 5:45 pm (CDT)
Tunnel Entrance of Hyatt Regency
FULL - Down by the River Bike Tour
Monday, April 1
12:20 pm - 5:45 pm (CDT)
Tour

FULL - Down by the River Bike Tour

Tunnel Entrance of Hyatt Regency
THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLDown by the River is a guided group bike ride along River Road in St. Charles Parish. It brings you face to face with two powerful forces in Louisiana: the environmental justice movement and local African-American history. It is an evolution of what has traditionally been called a "toxic tour"--a drive-by of polluting sites like dumps, refineries, and chemical plants. Down by the River transforms a litany of depressing sites into powerful beacons of resistance, a lens through which the past and present are applied to today’s environmental movement. Bicycles and helmets are provided. Participants cycle mostly on the levee, next to the Mississippi River, stopping at six historically relevant sites. Co-led by a community organizer from a local grassroots group and the Bike Ride Manager of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

Price: $120
Capacity: 20

Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)
Tunnel Entrance of Hyatt Regency
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana HQ
Monday, April 1
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)
Tour

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana HQ

Tunnel Entrance of Hyatt Regency
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite people in action to achieve a thriving, sustainable Louisiana coast for all. Incorporated in 1988, CRCL represents a unique mix of businesses, local governments, industries, scientific communities, national and local conservation groups, hunters, anglers and a broad spectrum of concerned residents who share a common vision and commitment to the sustainability of coastal Louisiana. The common vision of these varied and diverse interests is the driving strength of CRCL, the most effective and recognized coastal advocacy organization in the state. Recognizing that Louisiana’s coastal land loss will have dramatic impacts on the nation’s energy, navigation and fisheries interests, CRCL works at the state, local and federal levels to ensure that restoring and protecting coastal Louisiana is a top priority for our state and the nation. In addition to our role as advocate and watchdog, we also serve as responsible stewards of Louisiana’s rich coastal wetlands. We facilitate and fund restoration projects through our Native Plants Program and Oyster Shell Recycling Program, and we work diligently to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of preserving and restoring coastal Louisiana.​​ Participants will tour CRCL’s Restoration Headquarters, where we host regular volunteer opportunities through our Oyster Shell Recycling Program and Native Plants Program.

Price: $75
Capacity: 30

Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)
Tunnel Entrance of Hyatt Regency
Glass Half Full
Monday, April 1
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)
Tour

Glass Half Full

Tunnel Entrance of Hyatt Regency
Tour Glass Half Full’s main drop-off and processing facility in New Orleans. See how we transform glass “waste” into a resource that benefits the local community. Get hands-on with our sustainable sand and gravel and meet the Glass Half Full team!

Price: $75
Capacity: 30

Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable