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11
Feb

PARC: Nonpartisan leaders call for hands off coastal restoration funds to balance budget

Sweeping dedicated coastal dollars into the general operating budget would break a strong precedent and raise costly questions about Louisiana’s coastal spending stewardship Read more…
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24
Dec

Houma Courier: Private investors urged to take on coastal restoration

Environmental leaders are looking to change coastal restoration from an issue largely hinging upon state or federal dollars to one where private investors take more of an interest. Read more…
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15
Jul

New York Times: Envisioning Profit in Environmental Good Works

Equity Firm Restores Louisiana Marshland to Earn Credits It Can Sell Aboard the Dredge Butcher, off the Louisiana Coast – All day and all night, this ship off a knob of Louisiana at Alligator Bend sucks up silt from the floor of Lake Borgne and pumps it through a half-mile of fat steel pipe. Read...
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01
Jul

The Advocate: Our Views: Together for the River

The great river that is the source of much of Louisiana’s land, and for centuries one of America’s great arteries of commerce, needs some TLC. Read more…
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14
Jun

St. Louis Dispatch: Editorial: Preserving health of Mississippi River should be national priority

National river policy¬†politics are a lot like the annual flood fights waged in small towns and big cities up and down the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries. Consider what happened last week in Clarksville and Grafton and St. Charles. Read more…
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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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