Robert Collins

Grand Isle, Louisiana

“I’ve lived here all my life. I loved growing up here and fishing.”
“The major loss that nobody wants to say is that the land is going to become so expensive to live on. The people that are living down here are not going to be able to afford to live down here. The people with more money are going to buy the land and eventually it’s just going to be all tourists. So the main loss would be the locals, everything else will come back.”
“The future is focused on tourism and trying to get the island attractive enough for people to come down. When you’re talking about the island, you’re talking about a community, and what makes a community strong is numbers. However, we should focus on jobs before we focus on tourism.”