NEWS

01
Apr

School Principals from Across the Country to Get Their Hands Dirty at Wetlands Planting on Big Lake in City Park

NEW ORLEANS- More than 60 elementary school principals from across the country will get their hands dirty tomorrow collecting and planting thousands of sprigs of wetland grass in an effort to revive Big Lake at the entrance to New Orleans’ historic City Park. The principals, who are in town attending the annual convention of the...
03
Mar

Storm Rider Tour to Highlight Coastal Vulnerabilities and Impact

Everglades to America’s WETLAND Route Sounds Hurricane Alarm Ft. Lauderdale, FL – To highlight the opening of the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season and build interest in the impact storms are having in an era of climate change, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) announced today the voyage of “Storm Rider” from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to New...
09
Jan

Response to Recent Stories in The Huffington Post

In a few recent national blogs there has been erroneous information about the purpose and origins of the America’s WETLAND Foundation. In an attempt to clear up these inaccuracies, we provide the following factual information –     The America’s WETLAND Foundation had NO ROLE in the production of the Sandra Bullock PSAs. They were...
17
Dec

America’s WETLAND Calls on Local Volunteers to Give Back and Go Green this Holiday

Volunteers Needed for Wetland Plantings in City Park this Saturday NEW ORLEANS (December 16, 2008) – The America’s WETLAND Conservation Corps is calling on New Orleanians to give back and go green this holiday season. More than two dozen volunteers are needed to plant spartina and other vegetation in New Orleans’ historic City Park this...
13
Nov

National Leaders Gather To Consider Accord for “New Sustainablity” of the Gulf Coast

Executive Forum Seeks Balance with Climate, Energy & Coastal Issues BATON ROUGE, LA – At the inaugural meeting of a new America’s Energy Coast (AEC) initiative, national and Gulf Coast leaders will conduct an executive forum to build cooperation toward sustainability. The program — to be convened on November 30 by the America’s WETLAND Foundation...
08
Nov

Governor Blanco issues statement on Congressional override of WRDA veto

Governor Blanco issues statement on Congressional override of WRDA veto BATON ROUGE – Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives in voting to override President Bush’s veto of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (WRDA): “Today is a proud day for residents of...
03
Aug

ACTION ALERT to Save Coastal Louisiana

After seven years, the Congress has enacted the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and final action on passing the conference report is expected to get it to the President for signing in the near future. Funding that is critical to Louisiana’s coastal restoration and vital hurricane protection projects are found in the measure, which the...
13
Mar

Celebrate Earth Day with an America’s WETLAND Special Issue License Plate

In preparation of Earth Day on April 22, Louisiana drivers are encouraged to purchase an America’s WETLAND special license plate as a visible sign of their commitment to saving one of the most important ecological masterpieces – the state’s disappearing coast. Anyone with a vehicle registered in Louisiana can support America’s WETLAND by purchasing the...
22
Feb

America’s WETLAND Estuarian Characters Huge Success in Mardi Gras Parades

The Estuarine characters representing America’s WETLAND marched again this Mardi Gras in Endymion, Bacchus, Orpheus, and Rex to raise public awareness of the immense impact of Louisiana’s wetland loss to the environment and the economy on local and global scales. This is their third year marching in Mardi Gras parades. The Estuarians: Reed the Reptile,...
14
Feb

Chicagoan Races to Save America’s WETLAND in Mardi Gras Marathon

NEW ORLEANS, LA- On Sunday, February 25, Lauren Fischer of Chicago, Illinois, will do her part to help save Louisiana’s coast by running in the annual Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans. Fischer is encouraging her friends and family to support her by contributing to America’s WETLAND: Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana, which helps raise...
08
Jun

Jazz and Blues Legends Rock the Northeast, Help Save Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands

Neville Brothers, Dr. John and Mavis Staples Highlight the America’s WETLAND Revival Tour. New Orleans, LA – The Spirit of New Orleans: America’s WETLAND Revival Tour kicked off on June 10 starring the Neville Brothers, Dr. John and Mavis Staples. The jazz and blues legends brought the soulful tunes and spirit of New Orleans to...
01
Jun

Women of the Storm Raise Hurricane Storm Warnings

First Day of Hurricane Season Used to Illustrate Lack of Congressional Interest in Post-Katrina New Orleans and Increased Threat Caused by Loss of America’s WETLAND New Orleans, LA – On the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, Women of the Storm and America’s WETLAND: Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana launched Storm Warnings II, a...
22
Apr

BP and America’s WETLAND symposium – April 25-27, 2006

BP and America’s WETLAND are sponsoring a symposium, Envisioning the Future of the Gulf Coast , April 25-27, 2006 in New Orleans. The goal of the symposium is to foster shared national understanding of the nature and magnitude of the wetlands loss problem and the importance of coastal protection in the Gulf of Mexico to...
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