Join the effort to Restore Grand Isle!
The mission of Restore Grand Isle is to rebuild and restore the Grand Isle community, Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island by investing in our residents and environment to create a vibrant and sustainable coastal community for generations to come.
What we do:
Planting trees and plants
Beach safety and restoration
Helping our residents and children
Restore Grand Isle has partnered with the Louisiana Iris Conservation Initiative (LICI) and the Nature Conservancy to plant Louisiana Irises in the Lafitte Woods Preserve on Grand Isle. This project is still on-going and has been an enormous success.
Restore Grand Isle partnered with Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful to plant 27 5-year-old live oaks at the Grand Isle Community Center.
This spring we purchased and distributed 40 live oaks that have been planted across the island.
The Grand Isle Garden Club, Restore Grand Isle and Restore or Retreat are joining forces to plant over 100 live oaks on Grand Isle on January 27, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are excited to have received a Beautification Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful that...
We have set up a community garden at the Grand Isle Community Center. We are always planting new fruit and vegetables and encourage the community to stop by and collect some to enjoy with family and friends.
Grand Isle’s levee and dunes were severely damaged by Hurricane Ida. We are partnering with the CRCL to restore the dunes in Grand Isle.
Donate and make a difference!
Restore the Oleander Hotel!
Join Restore Grand Isle’s newest effort to purchase and restore the old Oleander Hotel that will be used for a visitor center, museum and art collection. Join us today in saving this historic landmark for future generations!
Sponsor a Live Oak tree!
Join our effort to restore Grand Isle’s Live Oak
Canopy by sponsoring the planting of a tree on
the island. Our maritime forest is a vital part of
the island’s environment. Together we can restore
the Live Oak Canopy!
Donate – $150
Donate $150.00 to receive a limited edition giclee print depicting Grand Isle with pelicans (13″x19″)
Only 150 of these will be signed and printed.
Donate – $100
Show your Grand Isle pride on your front door or wall when you donate $100.00 to receive a “Restore Grand Isle” door hanger (19″ across, printed on PVC)
Donate – $50
Donate $50.00 to receive a limited edition giclee print depicting a Louisiana iris (8″x10″)
We have partnered with Louisiana artist Caroline Hill to raise money and promote the natural beauty of Grand Isle. She has visited the island and been inspired to create a special series devoted to Grand Isle and its rebirth.
Caroline Marshall Hill is a visual artist born and raised in New Orleans. She moved to New York to immerse herself in art shortly after graduating from LSU. Caroline works in series to explore many different directions but often returns to nature for inspiration. She recently moved back to New Orleans with her wife and strives to paint on a daily basis. Caroline cares deeply about Louisiana and our coastal communities and hopes for a sustainable future where people and nature can live more harmoniously.
Jackson Hill is a newly retired professional photographer and photojournalist from New Orleans. With over 45 years experience shooting a diverse array of subject matter, he now spends his time working on short films and searching for birds to photograph.
Caroline and Jackson collaborated on this project to turn Caroline’s original paintings into giclee fine art prints.
More about Caroline Hill:
Caroline Marshall Hill is a visual artist living in New Orleans with her wife and dog. She exhibits at a range of local galleries and takes commissions to paint murals and paintings.
Contact Restore Grand Isle:
You can reach out to us by emailing us at email@example.com or calling us at 985.226.3766. Donating can be mailed to Restore Grand Isle at P.O. Box 1102 Grand Isle, LA 70358.