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January 23, 2019
23
Jan

AWF Statement in response to Governor Edwards’ announcement of restored coastal funding and new leadership

BATON ROUGE, LA – The America’s WETLAND Foundation applauds Governor John Bel Edwards’ commitment to Louisiana’s coast and his announcement today to restore to the state’s coastal program $55 million in surplus dollars that were swept by the Jindal Administration. The dollars will now go where they were meant to go – to critically needed coastal...
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23
Jan

NOLA.com: Volunteers wanted to plant cypress trees in Terrebonne Parish

A group of private companies and coastal advocates are looking for volunteers to help plant 1,000 bald cypress trees in the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area on Feb. 9. Volunteers will receive lunch and a t-shirt, according to a news release. The planting will later be expanded to 30,000 trees in an effort to restore a...
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23
Jan

NOLA.com: What’s in Gov. Edwards’ $350 million coastal plan? Protecting LaPlace, levee repairs, more

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced plans Wednesday for spending about $350 million in coastal dollars, including money to accelerate a nearly half-century-old project to protect LaPlace and nearby areas. Most of the money – nearly $300 million – is from a federal revenue source of offshore oil and gas money called the Gulf of Mexico...
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