Volunteer Event Registration & Waiver

Pointe-au-Chien Community Oyster Reef #2 Deployment 09.24.22

Pointe-au-Chien Community Reef #2 Deployment

Saturday, September 24

Montegut, LA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is excited to have you join us in Montegut, LA! Launched in June 2014, CRCL’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program recycles shell from participating New Orleans-based restaurants and uses that shell to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat across Coastal Louisiana. In 2019, CRCL, in partnership with the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe, completed the construction of the Pointe-au-Chien Community Reef to protect the integrity of a historic mound site from further erosion. We are excited to be deploying a second reef, which will be protecting a mound complex with several sacred mound sites from wave action and erosion. Parking and registration will occur at the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribal Community Center. Volunteers will load bagged oyster shells onto trailers, trucks, and boats at the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribal Community Center to facilitate on-the-water deployment by Pointe-au-Chien community members and staff. Volunteers will be taking a boat ride (~10mins) from the community center to the project site to deploy the bags of oyster shells.

  • Volunteers are invited but not required to get into the water to construct the reef. We recommend that volunteers prepare to get wet and muddy and bring a change of clothes. A hose is available at the launch site.

Important information:

  • Everyone must sign our release and waiver of rights upon registration.
  • Directions and additional details will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event. If you do not receive event details by 24 hours prior to the event, check your spam folder, if still not received, email sofia.giordano@crcl.org.
  • 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. 
  • Volunteer check-in will be from 9:30 to 10:00 am.
  • Please note the minimum age for volunteers is 16. No one under 16 will be allowed to participate in any capacity, sorry, no exceptions. Minors are required to have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please note that moving shell can be a strenuous physical activity. 
  • Snacks, lunch, water, sports drinks, and all necessary equipment (including work gloves) will be provided to volunteers. Please bring a reusable water bottle to cut down on plastic waste. CRCL provides waterproof boots on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Volunteers will receive a free CRCL t-shirt as a thank you for your hard work!

In an effort to reduce risks associated with in-person gatherings, volunteers are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 test before and after all CRCL volunteer events. If you are experiencing any signs of illness, please stay home. CRCL will provide PPE, hand sanitizer, and handwashing stations for use throughout the event. For the safety of CRCL staff and volunteers, please contact CRCL immediately if you test positive following a volunteer event so that we can implement contact tracing protocol.

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. 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. 
  • If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend, please notify us of your cancellation.
  • If the event registration is full, you can be added to a waiting list. Please email volunteers@crcl.org
  • 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, please contact sofia.giordano@crcl.org.

With Support From

Start: September 24th 2022 - 10:00 AM
End: September 24th 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.