America’s WETLAND Foundation Holiday Gift Guide


Please a Friend and Help Save America’s WETLAND!

NEW ORLEANS – The America’s WETLAND Foundation’s Holiday Gift Guide features a wide variety of gifts that support conservation efforts.

Each one of these five unique gifts is available online and can be shipped in time for Christmas! A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the Foundation’s volunteer wetlands projects replanting marshes along the Gulf Coast

Knot Just Another Tie…

Pelican Coast offers hand-made, 100% silk ties lovingly designed by a fifth generation family in New Orleans, LA. Designs feature shrimp, oysters, pelicans, dolphins, alligators, sailboats, crabs, ducks, magnolias and many more. The Coastal Collection combines fashion with the passion for saving Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.

Since 2007 Pelican Coast Neckwear has donated all profits from the sale of every tie to America’s WETLAND Foundation. So far, Pelican Coast Neckwear has proudly donated over $30,000.

HOW TO BUY: Visit to purchase a Pelican Coast tie online, or look for the list of stores that carry Pelican Coast Neckwear nationally.

Decorate Your Tree

Deanie’s Seafood French Quarter restaurant, Vella Vetro and Art Glass and Custom Design artist James Vella combined forces to raise more than $10,000 so far from the sale of art glass fishes. Deanies and the Chifici family dedicated to the America’s WETLAND Foundation a 5.5 foot by 4.5 foot glass-enclosed Louisiana Wildlife Display in their restaurant at 841 Iberville, New Orleans.

Artist James Vella also created glass fishing lures that are works of art, suitable for hanging in the home or office.

“We are pleased to support America’s WETLAND Foundation’s efforts to restore our wetland and preserve a way of life,” said Mrs. Barbara Chifici, head of the family-owned business.
HOW TO BUY: The lures are available both at the restaurant and online at

For Book Lovers

Award-winning photo essayist Bevil Knapp and the late Mike Dunne, veteran environmental writer for The Advocate (Baton Rouge) and recipient of the America’s WETLAND Foundation’s Conservationist of the Year Award, authored this stunning book that chronicles life, nature and work in the wetlands. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, it has become a poignant reminder of the importance of Louisiana’s wetlands to the way of life they support, and to the nation and the world as an economic and ecological treasure.

Consider sharing this exceptional photo documentary as your company’s gifts to associates, clients and employees – or – buy multiple copies as gifts for friends and family around the world. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the America’s WETLAND: Louisiana’s Vanishing Coast goes toward supporting the important public education efforts of the America’s WETLAND Campaign.

HOW TO BUY: Visit:

For Art Lovers

Jeaux Bear Ltd. Is selling $24.95 prints of a Cajun bear poling a pirogue in a Louisiana Swamp. Bret Guepet created the print as a means of raising awareness of the loss of America’s WETLAND, primary home to the Louisiana Black Bear. The loss of the wetlands means a loss of the native Black Bear’s habitat.


For Everyone on your List

Cypress Tees of Lafayette is donating 30 percent of the proceeds from the sale of all “Bird of Paradise” items to the Foundation. The 100 percent cotton tees are light blue with a chocolate brown design featuring the Brown Pelican nesting on the words “Bird of Paradise.”