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.
Fall 2022 Live Oak Planting
Restore Grand Isle partnered with Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful to plant 27 5-year-old live oaks at the Grand Isle Community Center.
Spring 2023 Live Oak Planting
This spring we purchased and distributed 40 live oaks that have been planted across the island.
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.
Signage on the Lafitte Woods Preserve Trail
We are in the process of designing, printing and installing signage on the Lafitte Woods Preserve trail.
Dune Restoration Project
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!
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.
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″)
Posters, door hangers and prints will be available for pick up in Grand Isle and New Orleans on April 21, 2023. For those who live out of state we will make special arrangements for you to receive the items by mail for a small fee. All proceeds go to restoring Grand Isle’s environment and community. We thank you for all your support!
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.
You can reach out to us by emailing us at email@example.com or calling us at 985.226.3766.