Cajun Ballroom at the Audubon Zoo
Cajun Ballroom at the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit in the Audubon Zoo
Shell-A-Bration is a community event dedicated to raising awareness and engagement for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Launched in June 2014, the program collects shells from New Orleans restaurants to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat in coastal Louisiana and is the only program of its kind in the state. This program has become one of the largest shell recycling programs in the nation. As of December 2022, CRCL has collected over 12.5 million pounds of shell from local restaurants to build five oyster reefs. Shell-A-Bration brings together our restaurant partners, sponsors, community members, stakeholders and oyster lovers for a night of celebrating coastal restoration.
Join us for a night of live music, fresh oysters, delicious food, door prizes, silent auction and more as we celebrate the success of our Oyster Shell Recycling Program!