Volunteer Event Registration & Waiver

CRUSH Planting 2.19.22


Saturday, February 19

Fort St. Philip (Buras, LA) 

9 AM - 3 PM 


The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is excited to have you join us to CRUSH Louisiana's coastal threats! The C.R.U.S.H. Project, or Communities Restoring Urban Swamp Habitat, plants trees along Lake Maurepas and in the Central Wetlands Unit in St. Bernard Parish, LA. With support from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Lower 9th Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development, Entergy, Apache, and Pontchartrain Conservancy, this project will help restore and sustain the quality of wetlands within the Pontchartrain Basin watershed and facilitate conversations about coastal restoration with local stakeholder communities.

Important information:

  • In an effort to reduce risks associated with COVID-19, volunteers are required to provide proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before the event. Volunteers will be required to wear masks throughout the duration of the event (except while actively eating or drinking).

  • Directions and additional details will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event.  If you are interested in carpooling, please post to our carpool board. If you can offer a ride, please include the capacity of your vehicle, departure and return times, and where you are driving from. Please carpool at your own risk and discretion.

  • Please note the minimum age for volunteers is 16. No one under 16 will be allowed to participate in any capacity, sorry, no exceptions.

  • Snacks, water, and sports drinks will be provided to volunteers. 

  • All equipment (gloves, shovels) will be provided to volunteers. CRCL provides waterproof boots on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Volunteers will be planting trees in the marsh, which is a wet and dirty environment. Volunteers should expect to get wet, as the water can very easily overtop one’s boots. This is a strenuous activity, so physical fitness is required..

  • Volunteers will be required to wear masks upon arrival but can remove them when we are spread out and working. CRCL will provide extra face masks and hand sanitizer. Volunteers will be temperature screened at the registration table and sent home if temperature exceeds 100 °F.

  • Please Note: Volunteers typically work in groups of 2 or more during the event. We recommend registering in pairs with someone in your household or who you already interact with frequently. Volunteers will have the option to work alone, but are not guaranteed their own sled to transport trees and equipment. 

We require that all volunteers please register to let us know if you plan to attend. If any additional members of your family/friends are attending, then they must also register. 

Volunteering on our coast is a wonderful way to spend a day and we would like to ensure that everyone gets a chance to have a great experience.

  • If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend, please notify us of your cancellation.

  • If the event registration is full, you can request to be added to the waitlist.

  • If you'd like to bring a group to volunteer, please let us know, and we'll try our best to accommodate you.

For inquiries about any of the above, you can contact our Native Plants Program Coordinator, Gardner Goodall, at gardner.goodall@crcl.org.

Start: February 19th 2022 - 9:00 AM
End: February 19th 2022 - 3:00 PM

In order to register for this volunteer event, please complete the following information and provide your signature:

Please note that you are about to read and sign documents that may affect your legal rights. Please read carefully and ensure all personal information contained in the form is accurate.

Adult (18+)
Your phone number may be used to notify you (via text) of event updates or cancellation.
Please include information about the Minor participating here. A parent or legal guardian must sign this agreement on behalf of any minor participant under the age of 18.
Your phone number may be used to notify you (via text) of event updates or cancellation.
Adult Signing on Behalf of Minor
Parent/Guardian Authorization: A parent or legal guardian must fill out the following information and sign this agreement on behalf of any minor participant under the age of 18. By electronically signing this agreement, I represent that I have the authority to sign and enter into this agreement on behalf of the minor listed above.

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana will collect and use your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Email addresses and phone numbers will not be sold/shared outside of CRCL. Please direct any questions about our Privacy Policy and collection of your data to kellym@crcl.org or read more at https://www.crcl.org/privacy-policy

Release and Waiver of Rights

I hereby fully release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), the project partners and the officers, members, partners, directors, agents, employees, insurers, re-insurers and subcontractors of these organizations from and against any and all suits, claims, causes of action, damages, consequential damages, penalties, liability, losses, costs, attorney’s fees, and expenses of any kind, whether known or unknown, in any way arising out of or related to the above event. I understand that I am being asked to waive and hereby waive any and all substantive rights that I may have as a result of personal injuries, property damage or death that may result from my participation in the above event.

I understand that I am engaging in this project at my own risk. I assume all risk and responsibility for any damage or injury to my property or any personal injury which I may sustain while involved in this project, and related material costs and expenses. I hereby represent that: (1) I understand there are certain dangers, safety hazards and risks inherent in outdoor field activities, which include but are not limited to, loss of life, personal injury, and loss or damage to personal belongings and equipment due to wind, waves, weather, sudden and unexpected immersion in deep waters, collision with other watercraft or stationary objects such as docks, pilings, buoys, and other conditions; (2) I am physically able to participate in this activity, and possess the skill and competence to participate safely; (3) I will conduct myself in a safe and prudent manner while participating in the activity; (4) I have been informed of the prerequisite skill level required for this activity; and (5) I hereby absolve and hold harmless the CRCL and any other parties connected with the CRCL in any way, from any damage I may sustain because of any breach of these representations. I hereby consent to and permit emergency treatment in the event of injury or illness while participating in the activity and I agree to assume all financial responsibility for such treatment.

I understand that CRCL cannot be held liable for illnesses or death related in any way to COVID-19. I understand the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and other public health authorities recommend practicing social distancing and mask wearing. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while participating in this event.

I, being of the full age of majority, have read this entire document and understand everything herein contained; and I am satisfied in every respect with full knowledge that I am giving up all of the rights and claims that I have or may have against all persons in consequence of said damage.

In addition, I give permission to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and its project partners to utilize photographic images from the event.

NOTICE FOR VOLUNTEERS UNDER 18: Waiver and release forms for volunteers under the age of 18 must be filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Electronic Signature Authorization

By applying my electronic signature to this agreement, I agree that my electronic signature is the legally binding equivalent of my handwritten signature on paper. I will not, at any future time, claim that my electronic signature is not legally binding or enforceable. By electronically signing and submitting this agreement, I 1) acknowledge that I have read and fully understand the terms of the agreement; 2) voluntarily agree to be bound by this agreement; and 3) certify that I am 18 years of age or older. My signature applies to all pages of this contract. I understand that I will receive a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of this agreement after it is signed at the email address I have provided. To view the PDF document, I understand that I will need software that enables me to receive and access PDF files such as Adobe Reader software or other software capable of reading a PDF file. In order to print and retain a hard copy of this agreement, I understand that I will also need a printer connected to my computer. I understand that if I wish to sign a hard copy of this agreement instead of an electronic version, I must contact the party that requires my signature on this agreement directly.