Can you think of a better way to spend your summer weekend than in Grand Isle, fishing and supporting our coast?! Well, Restore or Retreat was lucky enough to do just that by teaming up with a new partner, the
The Creole Classic Fishing Tournament, a rodeo held every June in Grand Isle, LA, and ROR joined forces through a strategic partnership to utilize the fishing rodeo to rally support for saving our Sportsman's Paradise by restoring Louisiana's rapidly vanishing coastline. The fishing tournament, started in 1984, is a well-known supporter of local charities, and will continue to grow in their philanthropy by promoting and supporting the local advocacy organization's own mission of identifying and expediting the implementation of large-scale restoration projects to protect this irreplaceable region.
ROR was proud to be a part of the very successful inaugural "Launch Party at the Creole Classic" on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Bridge Side Marina. The party featured games presented by Restore or Retreat, Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (
for kids of all ages that were both fun and educational. Rodeo participants were able to create unique fish molds, identify mystery objects in "Wetland Wonders", and interact with a nesting bird display featuring some of Grand Isle's native species that we've all come to know and love!
ROR also offered an additional unique opportunity to rodeo participants who were interested in going on a high-quality, 360- video experience, called
, that conveys issues of coastal land loss and the urgent need for coastal restoration by bringing you on a virtual tour of the delta. Picture the coolest video game set in the marsh on a boat watching a restoration project being built!
The events surrounding the fishing rodeo provided the same great ti
me that Creole Classic participants have grown to expect; the partnership with ROR took the tournament a step further to ensure families had fun, kid and family friendly educational opportunities which also just happened to raise awareness about Louisiana's land loss problem and the proposed solutions.
We hope to see you on the island with us next year!!