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25
Jan

Houma Courier: Volunteers needed for wetlands restoration project

The America’s Wetlands Foundation is trying to restore part of the bayou and needs your help. The foundation, major sponsor BHP and Restoration Environmental Solutions in cooperation with the South Louisiana eRotary Coastal Club are hosting a group of volunteers to plant 1,000 bald cypress trees at the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area. Read more here…
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25
Jan

WGNO: Governor Edwards to restore funding for Louisiana’s coastal wetlands

Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced the promise to restore the millions of dollars that were cut from Louisiana coastal restoration and preparedness program. The America’s WETLAND Foundation says the dollars will now go where they were meant to go – to critically needed coastal restoration projects. Read more here…
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24
Jan

CBS News: In New England, home prices fall as seas rise

A rising tide may lift all boats, but that doesn’t apply to coastal real estate. Higher sea levels have slashed the home values of four New England states by more than $400 million over a dozen years, according to research from the Brooklyn-based nonprofit First Street Foundation. Massachusetts’ property owners have suffered the biggest losses,...
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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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21
Jan

AP: 2 groups planting trees in Louisiana wetlands

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two groups are planting trees in Louisiana’s wetlands to restore swamps and help slow coastal erosion. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has nine events scheduled from next Friday, Jan. 25, in Mereaux, in St. Bernard Parish, to Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Akers. America’s...
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19
Jan

The Advocate: Want to volunteer? Nominate?

America’s Wetland Foundation is heading a team needing volunteers to plant cypress trees, and hopefully reforest, newly reclaimed lands in the Pointe-Aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area near Montegut in Terrebonne Parish. Work is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 9. Directions to the site will be provided to registered volunteers. This planned planting of 1,000 bald...
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10
Jan

Care2: Scientists Find More Than 2 Billion Birds Mirate Over the Gulf Coast Every Spring

Until now researchers have been making a best guess at the number of birds passing over the Gulf of Mexico during their spring migration, but a new study has found there are more than two billion making the annual trek. Habitats along the Gulf of Mexico provide a wide variety of migratory birds who travel...
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10
Jan

Curbed: Climate change is taking our cities away

City leaders need to start asking the tough question: How much longer can we live here? California’s deadliest, most destructive fire in history leveled a city of 26,000 residents within a matter of hours. “Completely destroyed,” read the headlines. “Obliterated.” “Paradise lost.” After a year punctuated by increasingly alarming climate reports, as well as some...
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04
Jan

NOLA.com: $36 million Lost Lake marsh creation project completed: Gov. Edwards

The completion of a $36 million project to restore and nourish wetlands on the northern edges of Lost Lake in Terrebonne Parish was announced Friday (Jan. 4) by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Read more…
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