Bayou Grace mobilizes local and national community in the restoration and protection of coastal Louisiana, with a focus on the rural five bayou communities of lower Terrebonne Parish.
The 5 Bayous:
Bayou Grace serves the rural, largely minority populations in southern Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The 5 Bayou Communities include:
- Bayou Point-aux-Chenes— Pointe-aux-Chenes, LA
- Bayou Terrebonne—Montegut, LA
- Bayou Petit Caillou—Chauvin, Robinson Canal and Cocodrie, LA
- Bayou Grand Caillou—Dulac, LA
- Bayou Dularge—Dularge & Theriot, LA
Coastal land loss and erosion is a daily reality for many of those who live in the 5 Bayou communities.
- For many in the 5 Bayous, the daily reality of unnatural land loss and erosion means living in a constant state of recovery and/or anticipating the next flood, be it from tropical storms, hurricanes, or even high tides.
- Unnatural land loss and erosion in the 5 Bayous and the rest of the Coastal Louisiana is NOT inevitable.
- Since Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustave and Ike and the BP Oil Spill there is an unprecedented opportunity for Coastal Restoration and Protection for the 5 Bayous and the rest of Coastal Louisiana.