Opportunities will be explored for transitional and innovative projects that can be privately funded and complementary to larger scale parish and restoration efforts. Join Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and agency, legislative, industry, NGO and community leaders at the Summit. The America’s WETLAND Foundation would like to thank Chevron and LSU SeaGrant for their support. Check out the invitation here . To RSVP, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWF’s New Website Launched!
AWF is proudly sporting its new website which coincides with the Foundation’s fifteenth anniversary. AWF was established to raise public awareness of the impact Louisiana’s wetland loss has on the state, nation and world, and to gain supportfor efforts to conserve and save coastal Louisiana. AWF’s original website launched in 2003 was updated to include the first land-loss ticker that calculated the amount of wetlands lost based on the now universal metaphor “a football field of wetlands lost every hour”. Tallying over five-million unique visitors in its initial run and launching numerous public education campaigns.
The new website provides a clear message of who we are , what we stand for and what we believe. The website also boasts an improved navigation system with an updated menu that directs you to the information most relevant to your interests. It is also fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and portable devices. We would like to thank Covalent Logic for the clean new design for the site and working with AWF for more than 12 years.
Opposition to One Lake Dam Project on Pearl River
AWF joined 55 other conservation organizations in a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking the agency to expand its draft Environmental Impact Statement review to include negative downstream impacts of the proposed new dam. The following organizations signed on to the letter
The Adaptation Generation
The saying, “nothing remains constant except change itself,” could have been the theme of the Coastal Wetland Communities Leadership Forum hosted by AWF in partnership with RES and sponsored by BHP on August 29, 2018, at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. That sentiment runs through the forum’s recently released
- Generational timelines will create better benchmarks for adaptation or retreat
- Moving from Resiliency to Adaptation
- Recovering Ecosystem Assets in Large-Scale Flood Management
- Bouncing Forward is Adaptation Hallmark for Future Generations
- Louisiana Coastal Exchange – Creating Incentives for Private Sector Restoration
- Advancement in Re-Introduction of Native Plant Ppecies in Commercial and Residential Landscaping
- Availability of Affordable Insurance