Oyster Reef Project
This past summer Riley and I worked for the Nature Conservancy and one of our projects lead us to the small island of Grande Isle, LA where we met several amazing locals. Our goal was to document the Oyster Reef Project that the Nature Conservancy created to combat the rising sea levels brought about by climate change.
The rising sea levels have caused increased flooding and coastal erosion which threaten the welfare of the plants, animals, and people who live on Grande Isle. We met with fisherman, welders, school teachers, restaurant owners, and children who were directly affected by coastal erosion. Each person we talked with had lost their home or business to a storm, and each of them had then built it back. Storms will come and go, but the communal love and pride of Grande Isle is too strong to be washed away.