Press Releases

7.27.18

MEDIA ADVISORY: COASTAL WETLAND COMMUNITIES ADAPTATION LEADERSHIP FORUM

This forum will address opportunities for transitional and innovative projects that align with community goals and, though not falling within Master Plan priorities but consistent with the plan, are nonetheless important to achieving optimum success with large-scale projects. The Foundation, in partnership with RES and BHP recently announced two projects in South Terrebonne that fall into the category of private sector initiatives that support progress in coastal protection made by the Parish.

7.9.18

AMERICA’S WETLAND MESSAGES AT THE GAS PUMP

Baton Rouge, LA - Known for raising awareness of the debilitating impact coastal land loss is having on Louisiana, America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today released a series of fifteen-second interstitials, calling for motorists to help turn back the tide of coastal erosion. The short videos soon to appear at the gas pump build on successful messaging that features the loss of a football field of wetlands each hour. AWF says the new campaign, appearing initially at gas pumps in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes

4.26.18

NEW BREED OF COASTAL RESTORATION SOLUTIONS LAUNCHED

Terrebonne Biodiversity And Resiliency Projects Feature Innovation & Partnerships HOUMA, LOUISIANA - Where stands of bald cypress once gave definition to swamps of the lower Mississippi Delta, officials from the State of Louisiana and Terrebonne Parish, private sponsors of the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF), Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), and global energy producer, BHP, stood at the edge of wetland destruction to announce new projects to restore the coast.

4.18.18

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference: LAUNCH OF NEW BREED OF COASTAL RESTORATION SOLUTIONS

WHAT: Press Conference: LAUNCH OF NEW BREED OF COASTAL RESTORATION SOLUTIONS WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:15 PM - Photo/Film Op - Site Visit to Point Aux Chenes Project Site (Please call to reserve) 2:00 PM - Press Conference WHERE: Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES) Point Aux Chenes Nursery - 304 Highway 665, Montegut, LA

1.5.18

INNOVATION & EFFICIENCIES ESSENTIAL FOR LONG-TERM PRIVATE RESTORATION

Baton Rouge, LA - In what may offer lasting promise for wetland restoration projects across the Gulf Coast, an assessment by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) at the two-year mark of a project to secure the shoreline embankment along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) near LaRose, LA, provides a snapshot into future opportunities for private sector restoration of wetlands.

10.23.17

PRIVATE SECTOR PROJECTS ONE SOLUTION TO FILL GAP OF WETLAND RESTORATION FUNDS SHORTAGE

Baton Rouge, LA - Noting it will require all hands on deck, the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today 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.

8.30.17

WETLANDS LINKED TO A SAFER COMMUNITY

he devastation from Hurricane Harvey will have long-term impacts for Texas, the region, and the nation and here at the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF), 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.

8.28.17

AMERICA'S WETLAND FOUNDATION IMPLORES FEDERAL AGENCIES TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION

Baton Rouge, LA - Imploring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to treat permits for the Mid- Barataria diversion with urgency, the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today 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.

8.24.17

America's WETLAND Foundation Achievements Highlight of New National Report

Baton Rouge, LA - 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.

6.9.17

AWF Applauds Legislature for Passage of Bill Authorizing Outcome Based Performance Contracts for Coastal Restoration

BATON ROUGE, LA - 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.

6.5.17

Trump's Coastal Restoration Disconnect

Last week the Louisiana Legislature unanimously passed the State's Coastal Master Plan in the wake of the new President's budget that called for the elimination of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funds for offshore oil and gas producing states, citing that offshore revenues should be returned to all taxpayers, rather than benefitting "only a small handful of states and not all U.S. taxpayers despite federal waters belonging to all Americans."

5.31.17

WHEN DISASTERS LOOM, NO TIME TO CUT HURRICANE PROTECTION FUNDING

BATON ROUGE, LA - The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) warns that the advent of the Atlantic Hurricane season is the wrong time for the Trump administration to announce eliminating funding for coastal restoration and protection projects.

5.23.17

America's WETLAND Foundation Opposes President Trump’s Budget That Eliminates Revenue Sharing for Coastal Restoration

BATON ROUGE - The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today called the elimination of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funds in the President’s budget crippling to coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana.

5.15.17

AN ORPHANED RIVER, A LOST DELTA

The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) was asked to contribute to Open Rivers: Rethinking the Mississippi, a publication by the University of Minnesota Institute for 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.

5.15.17

An Orphaned River, A Lost Delta

The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) was asked to contribute to Open Rivers: Rethinking the Mississippi, a publication by the University of Minnesota Institute for 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.

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