By: America's WETLAND Foundation | 10.11.2010
Please Take Time To Help Those Who Help Save Our Coast
Through the generosity of Entergy, several nonprofits in the Gulf Coast region will win a grant to help the good work they are doing.
In New Orleans these include:
-America's WETLAND Conservation Corps
-Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation
-Second Harvest Food Bank
-St. Bernard Project
The America's WETLAND Conservation Corps is a partnership between the America's WETLAND Foundation and LSU AgCenter. The Louisiana Serve Commission, housed in the Office of the Lt. Governor of Louisiana, administers an AmeriCorps Grant that partially funds this project.
The AWCC engages hundreds of volunteers in hands-on coastal restoration and recovery activities, including vegetative planting, restorative interventions, community-wide clean-ups, and hands-on educational projects for members, volunteers and the communities they serve.
The Conservation Corps is building community pride and environmental awareness through volunteerism and will log at least thousands of volunteer hours during the year while promoting responsible stewardship and conservation; and incorporate a call for action to save coastal Louisiana.
Click on the banner above to vote or go online at www.facebook.com/thepowertocare and select an organization that you hope can make a serious difference in the region.
The America's WETLAND Foundation manages the largest, most comprehensive public education campaign in Louisiana's history, raising public awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss on the state, nation and world. The America's Energy Coast initiative works to sustain the environmental and economic assets of the Gulf Coast region. The initiative is supported by a growing coalition of world, national and state conservation and environmental organizations and has drawn private support from businesses that see wetlands protection as a key to economic growth. For more information, visit www.americaswetland.com or www.futureofthegulfcoast.org.
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