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Dec

December 2016 Newsletter

On Thursday, Dec. 10, 2016 the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) hosted statewide media on a site visit of its  Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Project located on private land along the GIWW, serving as a model of cooperation for helping to save America’s WETLAND for future generations. Read more…  
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Nov

November 2016 Newsletter

“We are in a Race Against Time” Claiming that “time has run out for repairing our eroding coast and we are ready and must start,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards challenged coastal leaders to restore 20,000 acres of wetlands by 2020 at the second of two leadership roundtables this October hosted by the America’s WETLAND...
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Jul

July 2016 Newsletter

Support for 2017 Coastal Master Plan The America’s WETLAND Foundation is working with state agencies and the Edwards Administration to help inform the master planning efforts to create a path forward on restoration and protection . With Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan pending legislative approval, public awareness and consensus building is necessary to address the...
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Apr

April 2016 Newsletter

CPRA: LA TO RECEIVE MINIMUM OF $6.8 BILLION BATON ROUGE – (On April 4) the Court approved the settlement between the United States, the five Gulf States and BP for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Consent Decree outlines more than $20 billion in damages. Louisiana will receive a minimum of...
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Mar

March 2016 Newsletter

From loss of habitat to vanishing cover for a complex web of pipelines and navigation routes that fuel America and support the largest job sector in the state, any tinkering with dedicated funding for saving Louisiana’s coast will have long lasting consequences, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) warns. The worry is over bills introduced into...
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Mar

March 2016 Newsletter

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION SAYS RAIDING COASTAL FUNDS WILL JEOPARDIZE ENTIRE STATE ECONOMY From loss of habitat to vanishing cover for a complex web of pipelines and navigation routes that fuel America and support the largest job sector in the state, any tinkering with dedicated funding for saving Louisiana’s coast will have long lasting consequences, the...
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Feb

February 2016 Newsletter

AWF ECHOES GOV. EDWARDS CALL TO PRESERVE COASTAL REVENUE SHARING IN OBAMA BUDGET Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked President Barack Obama to withdraw his budget proposal redirecting anticipated federal offshore oil revenues away from Louisiana and other states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. In 2006, through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA),...
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Jan

January 2016 Newsletter

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW COASTAL CHIEF ON BOARD With 74 percent of Louisiana voters citing coastal erosion as the issue of their lifetime, a change of administration for the state might pose worrisome doubts about steadying the state of coastal restoration and protection. After meeting with new coastal leadership, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF)...
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Dec

December 2015 Newsletter

GIWW SHORELINE RESTORATION PROJECT A MODEL FOR PUBLIC/PRIVATE COOPERATION On Thursday, Dec. 10, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) hosted statewide media on a site visit of its Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Project located on private land along the GIWW, serving as a model of cooperation for helping to save America’s WETLAND...
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Nov

November 2015 Newsletter

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GIWW SHORELINE STABILIZATION AND RESTORATION PROJECT  On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) announced a partnership of diverse interests to restore four miles of embankment along both sides of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Lafourche Parish, LA, bringing private investment to restoration to protect both environmental and economic...
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