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14
Jun

The Advocate: Our Views: A Coast in Common

Thanks to the great peninsula on which the state of Florida sits, it’s a long way by sea from Maine on the Atlantic Ocean to Texas’ tip on the Gulf of Mexico. But in terms of Louisiana’s long struggle with coastal erosion, we’re seeing a lot more commonality of interests among the diverse coastal communities...
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21
Jun

NOLA.com: Lessons in coastal restoration from Vietnam: R. King Milling

World Delta Dialogues II recently concluded in Saigon – now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The first World Delta Dialogues was held in New Orleans two and a half years ago. Both were organized by the America’s WETLAND Foundation. What began as a call for networking among the planet’s mega-deltas in 2010 has led us...
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27
Jan

The Advocate: Our Views: A big push for big river

One of the best initiatives of the last year was not strictly governmental, but encompassed public and private sectors involved in the economic and environmental development of the Mississippi River watershed. Called “The Big River Works,” the initiative of the America’s Wetland Foundation aims to provoke the kind of wide-ranging discussions that are appropriate for...
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17
Jan

MPN: Mississippi River needs consensus to ensure sustainable future, conservationists say

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota conservation groups, farmers and researchers joined a Louisiana-based group on Thursday to discuss threats to the Mississippi River and ways to overcome them. America’s Wetland Foundation, based in New Orleans, is organizing the in several cities along the river. America’s Wetland Foundation plans to compile ideas from the various interests...
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12
Dec

St. Louis Dispatch: Opinion – A call for more cooperative Mississippi River management

By R. King Milling Disasters remind us of what we value most yet often take for granted. They tend to expose our failures as a society to face reality and do what is necessary to safeguard our vital assets. Recent Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac, for instance, served as tragic reminders that our coastal cities are...
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11
Apr

AWF Statement On Legislation Introduced in Congress by Senators Landrieu and Vitter

The introduction today by Senators Landrieu and Vitter of “RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act of 2011” represents an important milestone in securing essential funding for the restoration of the Gulf Coast, particularly the dramatic land loss in the Mississippi River Delta that threatens the environmental and economic stability of the region. The legislation rightfully directs...
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