National Geographic : 2004 Oct
"IF YOU'RE LOW DOWN, you lose a lot," says Kissy Dardar (above, mowing grass), who raised her trailer on Isle Jean Charles to avoid frequent floods. A crawfish boil draws family and friends to the table of commercial fisherman T-Roy Borne (below), who blames marsh loss for poor catches. Hard times pack the pews, says assistant pastor Paul Sylve, Sr. (right), who collects parishioners in Grand Bayou by boat. "They desperately pray something will change."