It’s Holiday Time in America’s WETLAND

Need a Last Minute Gift Idea?

The America’s WETLAND Foundation’s Holiday Gift Guide features a wide variety of gifts that support conservation efforts. Each one of these five unique gifts is available online and a portion of the proceeds will be used to support the Foundation’s volunteer wetlands projects replanting marshes along the Gulf Coast. View Gifts Here

In The News..
Houma native travels to Indonesia to share delta woes
Nikki Buskey, Daily Comet, 12/13/2011

The problems that have plagued the Mississippi River delta and contributed to coastal erosion in Louisiana are also being experienced in communities around the world. Read More

Rescue for the Gulf
Editorial Staff, The New York Times, 12/12/2011

The Obama administration this week officially began what it hopes will be a sustained push to reverse decades of man-made degradation in the Gulf of Mexico. The trigger for this effort is last year’s disastrous BP oil spill. Read More

Lawmakers Question BP fines bill
Nikki Buskey, Daily Comet, 12/11/2011

Federal lawmakers trying to push through a bill that would dedicate billions in BP oil-spill fines to the Gulf Coast are encountering questions and resistance from some of their peers. Read More

Louisiana will get a share of $50 million enviromental grant
Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune, 12/07/2011

Louisiana will receive a share of $50 million that will target environmental concerns in 16 priority watersheds in seven major river basins in Gulf Coast states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday. Read More

States want to direct flow of Gulf oil spill fines
Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, 12/06/2011

A hundred miles of oyster reefs. A multimillion-dollar marketing blitz. Barrier island restoration. Marsh rebuilding.The wish list is long and growing for how best to spend the potential billions of dollars in fines expected for last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

Restoration could benefit from slow sinking
Nikki Buskey, Houma Today, 12/01/2011

A Cocodrie scientist said his research shows Louisiana is sinking more slowly than in previous years, a phenomenon that could translate into cost and time savings for coastal-restoration projects. Read More
Coastal forums seek to unite 12m residents to plan for healthy Gulf of Mexico
Jay Blazek Crossley, Houston Tomorrow, 12/01/2011

Residents, public officials, businesses, and nonprofits of the Texas Gulf Coast met in Galveston to plan for the health of the entire Gulf and its communities, according to Guidry News. Read More

Our Newest Leadership Council Members!
The America’s Energy Coast would like to welcome the newest members to its Honorary Leadership Council:

Craig Estes, Texas State Senator, District 30
Wayne Smith, Texas State Representative, District 128
Jeff Wentworth, Texas State Senator, District 25

Annual Contest deadline is January 15th
The America’s WETLAND Foundation’s annual Keep Your Eye on the Prize will award $5,000 to the classrooms of 10 Louisiana students who use their creative skills to illustrate what they feel is the significance of Louisiana’s coastal land loss. Read More

Estuarians attend Nutria Rodeo
The Estuarians joined SASSAFRAS LOUISIANA for the 1st Annual Nutria Rodeo at the Oak Ridge Community Park in Golden Meadow, LA, on December 3rd, 2011, from 11 AM to 5 PM. The judging categories included the following: nutria, Asian carp, feral swine, and coyote. Scales opened at 11 AM and closed at 4 PM; awards followed at 4 PM. Read More