AWF’s Shoreline Restoration Project
Noting it will require all hands on deck, the America’s WETLAND Foundation called for private sector investment in “transitional projects” necessary to shore up the coast as large scale public projects come on line in the future.
“Coastal land loss isn’t waiting for adequate funding for projects,” AWF managing director, Val Marmillion, said. “Private sector sponsored projects can be realized now to sustain wetlands in areas where fresh water marshes are subject to salt water intrusion and eventual land loss.”
Could Private Money Help Save LA. Coast?
One wetlands advocacy group thinks so. A coastal advocacy group is creating a registry it hopes will increase private investment in restoring Louisiana’s eroding wetlands.
Wetlands Linked to a Safer Community
The devastation from Hurricane Harvey will have long-term impacts for Texas, the region, and the nation and here at the America’s WETLAND Foundation, our thoughts are with the victims of this disaster. Those who lost their lives and the families who suffer these storm events will be forever the personal witnesses of nature’s fury. We are grateful for the first responders and volunteers, including the Cajun Navy and so many others who have rushed into danger to help those in need.
AWF Implores Federal Agencies to Take Immediate Action
USACE Imploring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to treat permits for the Mid-Barataria diversion with urgency, the America’s WETLAND Foundation said we can wait no longer for process and planning. The call for immediate action comes as predictions for the rate of wetland loss in coastal Louisiana has been adjusted upward with release of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan – the worst-case land loss scenarios have now become the best-case projections. Read more…
Foundation’s Achievements Highlight of National Report
Success of programs by the America’s WETLAND Foundation to inform the nation and build public awareness and support for wetland restoration is cited in a new report issued by The Association of State Wetland Managers. Wetland managers across America are facing the daunting task of addressing coastal land loss and see the report as an important mechanism to augment their work to engage the public and important coastal interests on serious consequences that arise with eroding coastlines and wetlands.
An Orphaned River, A Lost Delta
The America’s WETLAND Foundation was asked to contribute to O pe n Rivers: Rethinking the Mississippi, a publication by the University of Minnesota Institute f or Advanced Study, to explain the ongoing coastal land loss crisis in Louisiana and the Foundation’s approach to raise awareness and forge collaborations of diverse interests. Val Marmillion, managing director of AWF, penned a feature article in the journal, entitled, An Orphaned River, A Lost Delta.
Support for Performance Contracts for Coastal Restoration
Without fanfare but with significant possibilities, a bi-partisan bill authored by Rep. Walt Leger III (D) and Rep. Stuart Bishop (R), worked its way through the Louisiana Legislature and onto the Governors desk. The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), a long time advocate for alternative and private sector financing mechanisms for coastal restoration, applauds the effort.
Give the Gift of America’s WETLAND
As the holiday season approaches, give the gift of America’s WETLAND.
You’ll be helping to save one of the nation’s most valuable assets so future generations can continue to benefit from this incredibly productive and fragile coastal area and all that is rooted here, culturally, environmentally, and economically.
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