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Press Releases
18
Sep

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE

Sea Safe Communities Certification Next Step for Coastal Adaptation (Baton Rouge, LA) – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) is launching its Sea Safe Communities Certification (SSCC) program, responding to a growing need for coastal communities to counter the perceived stigma of risk that can impact economies and real estate values, financing, and public services. The new certification can instead strengthen...
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19
Aug

Statement by America’s WETLAND Foundation on Passing of Governor Kathleen Blanco

Baton Rouge, LA – It is with great sadness and tremendous gratitude that we at the America’s Wetland Foundation bid farewell to Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. She was a gracious leader whose love of family translated into the compassion and kindness with which she led the state of Louisiana. She served as a true public servant...
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12
Aug

ADAPTING TO THE NEW NORMAL

America’s WETLAND Foundation and eRotary Coastal Host Virtual Forum with CPRA Baton Rouge, LA – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) will partner with eRotary Coastal and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to host a virtual Community Adaptation forum Thursday, September 5, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. The program will be offered online to help build consensus for moving from...
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22
Apr

On Earth Day America’s WETLAND Foundation celebrates the importance of wetlands with completed projects

Two restoration efforts restore 150 acres of vital wetlands BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – One year ago, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), and global energy producer, BHP, stood where stands of bald cypress once gave definition to swamps of the lower Mississippi Delta and announced their partnership to restore the vital wetlands of...
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14
Mar

TO OUR VOLUNTEERS: THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO SAVE OUR COAST

More than 160 Volunteers Planted 2,000 Bald Cypress Trees BATON ROUGE – Where a forest of bald cypress once stood and protected Terrebonne Parish from storm surge, more than 160 volunteers gathered on February 9, 2019 and did their best to restore that forest and increase the protection for their community. The America’s WETLAND Foundation...
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09
Feb

A SWAMP THING – VOLUNTEERS TAKE TO THE MARSH TO RECONSTITUTE AN HISTORIC BALD CYPRESS WETLAND

You may call them volunteers, civic soldiers, or community caregivers but they all have something in common – a desire to give back to the place they call home for a better future. America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) called for volunteers to join with e-Rotary Coastal in planting a thousand Bald Cypress trees to reconstitute an...
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31
Jan

Wetlands, Tiger Stadium, Superdome and the Saints – Fighting Adversity One Football Field at a Time

As the sun set on Tiger Stadium in the fall of 2003, Louisiana’s Governor, state and local legislators and officials, leaders of industry, coastal communities and the non-profit sector gathered to build their case for saving coastal Louisiana. Called by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) to view the Jumbotron screens, the football field was soon...
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23
Jan

AWF Statement in response to Governor Edwards’ announcement of restored coastal funding and new leadership

BATON ROUGE, LA – The America’s WETLAND Foundation applauds Governor John Bel Edwards’ commitment to Louisiana’s coast and his announcement today to restore to the state’s coastal program $55 million in surplus dollars that were swept by the Jindal Administration. The dollars will now go where they were meant to go – to critically needed coastal...
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13
Nov

COASTAL PLAN IN HAND, LOUISIANA MOVES BEYOND TO ADAPT TO ‘NEW NORMAL’

Year-End Findings View State Master Plan with Generational Timelines in Mind BATON ROUGE, LA – Calling on all sectors of Louisiana to adjust to a “new normal” when viewing life and commerce in the state’s coastal zone, a diverse group of leaders, including Governor John Bel Edwards, has painted a picture of coastal conditions and...
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25
Sep

THE ADAPTATION GENERATION

BATON ROUGE, LA – The saying, “nothing remains constant except change itself,” could have been the theme of the Coastal Wetland Communities Leadership Forum hosted by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) in partnership with and sponsored by BHP on August 29, 2018, at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. That sentiment runs through the Forum’s a findings report released today; thinking in...
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