NEWS

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Nov

Saints Honor America’s WETLAND During Monday Night Football

Saints Honor America’s WETLAND During Monday Night Football The New Orleans Saints dedicated last night’s nationally televised game against the Philadelphia Eagles as “America’s WETLAND Foundation Day at the Dome.” To illustrate the dramatic nature of Louisiana’s ongoing coastal land loss, a public service announcement during the game depicted the virtual flooding of LSU’s Tiger...
02
Oct

“Constant Storm” Hits Home

“Constant Storm” Hits Home Building on the Capitol Hill release of the Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities Initiative final report, America’s WETLAND Foundation leadership spent last week in the Gulf region generating public support for Gulf Coast sustainability based on the report’s findings and recommendations. Beginning with an impassioned speech to the Baton Rouge Press Club...
31
Aug

Invitation to BRRC Washington D.C. Briefing and The Big River Thrives

The Big River Thrives – Leadership Forum Please join host Dale Hall, CEO, Ducks Unlimited, for The Big River Thrives, the second of five leadership forums being convened by the America’s WETLAND Foundation as part of THE BIG RIVER WORKS, a national initiative to build cooperation for a healthy, sustainable Mississippi River system. The Big...
23
May

R. King Milling Statement on Release of 2012 Master Plan

“We have reached a milestone in Louisiana’s ongoing efforts to restore the values of our eroding coast in Louisiana known as America’s WETLAND. The Louisiana’s Legislature’s passage of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan represents a nationally significant comprehensive systems approach to coastal restoration and protection of one of the nation’s most critical natural resources. “The...
13
Jan

“Up Close and Personal” Highlights America’s WETLAND Foundation’s 2011 Action Agenda

AWF’s 2011 Highlights The New Year inspired us to reflect on the progress made toward the goal of bringing the impact of Louisiana’s land loss to a nationwide audience. 2011 proved to be another year of accomplishments for the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) and its America’s Energy Coast (AEC) initiative. More than 600 million viewers,...
11
Dec

America’s WETLAND Foundation Holiday Gift Guide

GIVE A GIFT THAT GIVES BACK Please a Friend and Help Save America’s WETLAND! NEW ORLEANS – 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 can be shipped in time for Christmas! A portion of...
11
Dec

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....
05
Oct

Restoring America’s WETLAND Cited as Critical to Nation

America’s WETLAND Foundation Chair R. King Milling’s statement praising the release today of strategies by the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Task Force: “We need to commend Lisa Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and John Hankinson, executive director of the Task Force, for the amount of time they spent...
11
Apr

AWF Statement On Legislation Introduced in Congress by Senators Landrieu and Vitter

The introduction today by Senators Landrieu and Vitter of “RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act of 2011” represents an important milestone in securing essential funding for the restoration of the Gulf Coast, particularly the dramatic land loss in the Mississippi River Delta that threatens the environmental and economic stability of the region. The legislation rightfully directs...
29
Mar

Expanded Women of the Storm in DC to Urge Gulf Coast Restoration in Wake of BP Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS––Today more than 140 women from a broad coalition swarmed Capitol Hill. The group called Women of the Storm is a non-partisan grassroots organization that was formed after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and now includes women from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida At a press conference in front of the Capitol, the women...
03
Dec

Letter to President Obama re: CWA Fines

December 3, 2010 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: It is with great urgency I write to you on behalf of the America’s WETLAND Foundation. With Congress on the brink of holiday recess and with a new year that holds little promise for compromise on...
30
Jul

A Convenient Truth: Response HuffPo Blog Re: America’s WETLAND Foundation

Two authors contributing to The Huffington Post and DeSmogBlog, Brendan DeMelle and Jerry Cope, wrote a questionable story with a Blog that appeared to be a convenient and loose interpretation of the truth designed to mislead the public, celebrities and elected officials about the organizations, America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) and Women of the Storm (WOS)....
20
Jul

Women of the Storm Launch Campaign to Restore the Gulf

Sandra Bullock, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Matthews and More Lend Support through Video Appeal to Americans to “Be the One” NEW ORLEANS (July 20, 2010) – In the face of the Gulf oil spill and in response to ongoing coastal restoration needs, the Women of the Storm, a non-partisan, grassroots organization formed in New Orleans and...
10
Jul

Amendment to CLEAR Act

We wanted to bring to your attention activities on Capitol Hill that are important to the future of America’s WETLAND. Governor Bob Riley of Alabama was in Washington, DC, this week meeting with Administration and Hill leaders about the need for accelerating the timetable for OCS revenue sharing. This legislation has been part of a...
29
Jun

Help America’s WETLAND Conservation Corps

Vote in the Chase Community Challenge NOW Chase Community Giving program plans to donate $5 million to charities by allowing the public to vote for deserving charities listed on Facebook. On July 13th, Chase will donate $250,000 to the winning charity, $100,000 to four runners up, and 195 others will receive $20,000. With America’s WETLAND...
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