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Press Releases
09
Apr

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION COMPLETES ITS MISSION

From a ‘Football Field of Land Lost Each Hour’ to the World Delta Dialogues, Foundation Puts Coastal Land Loss Issues on the Map of Public Consciousness The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) announced today that it is ceasing operations after nearly two decades of creating a sea change in public and policy-maker awareness of coastal wetland...
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21
Jan

SEA LEVEL RISE COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION HIGHLIGHTED AT NICHOLLS STATE ROUNDTABLE

America’s WETLAND Foundation Discovering Models for Coastal Adaptation The America’s WETLAND Foundation’s (AWF) Sea Level Rise Communities of Innovation initiative was highlighted at a Nicholls State University roundtable discussion to kick off the new year. Citing Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes as potential models for adaptation to the new normal of sea level rise, participants encouraged...
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08
Jan

SEA LEVEL RISE: ADAPT OR RETREAT

Southeast Louisiana Coastal Adaptation the Focus of America’s WETLAND Foundation’s Nicholls State University Roundtable The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) will host a Coastal Communities Adaptation Roundtable on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Nicholls State University from 9:30 am to noon, in the Bollinger Suite at the Student Union. The dialogue is designed to address solutions...
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08
Nov

CAMERON ROUNDTABLE KICKS OFF SEA SAFE COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE

America’s WETLAND Foundation Discovering Models for Coastal Adaptation The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) kicked off its Sea Safe Community Certification initiative in Cameron, Louisiana this week, citing the community as a model for adaptation to the new normal of sea level rise and an anchor community for program consideration on the Gulf Coast along with...
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04
Nov

SEA LEVEL RISE: ADAPT OR RETREAT

America’s WETLAND Coastal Communities Roundtable Slated for Cameron, LA The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) will host a Coastal Communities Roundtable on November 6, 2019, in Cameron, LA, from 9:30 am to noon, at the Cameron Multi-purpose Facility, 122 Recreation Center Drive. The dialogue is designed to address solutions to the global challenge of adapting to...
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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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