On Earth Day, AWF Celebrates the Importance of Wetlands
Today, just in time for Earth Day, the partners are proud to announce the completion of two restoration projects – The Terrebonne Biodiversity and Resiliency Projects at Pointe-aux-Chenes & Bayou Terrebonne. Together, the two projects represent a private sector investment of $3.4 million dollars that restored 150 acres of wetlands with a annual economic value of $1.2 million and other yearly benefits including, 280 tons of carbon sequestered, the elimination of up to 266 pounds of phosphorus and 10,600 pounds of nitrogen to improve water quality in lower Terrebonne Parish. Read more here…
To Our Volunteers: Thank You for Helping to Save Our Coast
At the opening of the 2006 hurricane season and fresh from Katrina wounds and needs, AWF and Women of the Storm (WOS) gathered on the once submerged New Orleans City Park Tad Gormley Stadium turf, forming a giant human U.S. map of states showing the lack of support at that time from Congress for recovery and wetland restoration. The stunning images of youth bands and student groups made headlines and served as a basis for future WOS visits to lobby Congress for needed assistance for the Crescent City. Read more
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