Beginning in 2017, water protectors and land defenders in so-called Louisiana came together to form L'eau Est la Vie, an indigenous led resistance camp and campaign to stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. To date, hundreds of people have come through to support our camp, and collectively we were able to successfully prevent the Bayou Bridge Pipeline from completing its planned route through the camp land!
As L'eau Est la Vie's campaign transitions to focus on a legal strategy, our camp is also experiencing a transition of its own. We're calling it a Crawfish Revolution!
Since opening camp over a year ago, we have been working with volunteers to transform the land from a former mono-crop field to a sustainable food forest with accessible accommodations for guests and volunteers. Inch by inch we have made tremendous progress restoring native plants and landscapes as well as developing accessible housing and facilities.
The Crawfish Revolution is our transition from one vision of camp to another, shifting to focus on food sovereignty and mutual aid while maintaining its roots in indigenous knowledge and leadership. Your contribution will help with the following projects:
* Completion of our large bathhouse with multiple bathrooms, shower stalls and changing area
* Excavation of additional pond(s) for fish habitat and sustainable aquaculture
* Seeds, baby trees, medicinal herbs and native plants
* Equipment and supplies for food programs, community gatherings, and ceremonies
* Room and board for our rotation of dedicated volunteers and program participants
With your support with can continue to utilize our camp as a movement resource in the continued struggle for justice across the Gulf South region and beyond. Thank you!
- Catherine Fritz