NEWS

04
Jun

AEC Resolution for OCS Revenue Sharing

America’s Energy Coast Support of Federal Legislation to Accelerate OCS Revenue Sharing, Expedite CIAP Grants Whereas, America’s Energy Coast – the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama – include wetlands, barrier islands and coastal landscapes that provide protection to communities and infrastructure upon which the nation depends; Whereas, these coastal environs provide habitat for...
28
Apr

Statement from AWF on Deep Water Horizon Spill

The rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico is a tragedy; our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives and we wish those who were injured a fast recovery. We along America’s Energy Coast must deal with the realities before us today: a coastline disappearing at the greatest land loss rate...
04
Feb

America’s WETLAND Foundation and Women of the Storm Blitz Capitol Hill

Footballs to Congress Urge Saintly Defense for Coastal Louisiana Defending one of America’s most important assets, volunteers stormed Senate and House offices on Capitol Hill with commemorative footballs just days prior to the New Orleans Saints’ historic march to the 2010 Super Bowl. To illustrate Louisiana’s valuable ecosystem, the America’s WETLAND Foundation and Women of...
04
Nov

Text of Chair of AWF Remarks to AEC Policy Forum

I would like to personally thank Senator Landrieu for joining us today and for her kind remarks. We are very happy to be here in Washington today and I would like to start off by thanking everyone for joining us. I hope the rest of the day will be enlightening and productive for all of...
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...
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