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03
Jan

AWF Lauds Master Plan

America’s WETLAND Foundation has long been a proponent of Louisiana’s strong coastal master planning process. Dedicated staff of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities (GOCA) along with, scientists, coastal experts, NGOs and the CPRA Framework Development Committee should be lauded for keeping a steady ship in turbulent...
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24
Aug

Creative Conservation Financing

On August 23, 2016, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released a proposed update to its Comprehensive Plan to restore the ecosystem and the economy of the Gulf Coast region. The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) applauds the approach of “Creative Conservation Financing” that was highlighted in the updated proposed  RESTORE plan.  AWF has long advocated...
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05
May

Today is GiveNOLA Day!

Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation is hosting its annual GiveNOLA Day, the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Read more…
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26
Feb

Action Needed: Please Sign Obama letter to protect GOMESA funding

The America’s WETLAND Foundation is joining with the members of the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition to send a letter to President Obama asking him to reconsider his 2017 budget proposal to redistribute Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA ) dollars away from Louisiana and other Gulf states. Click here to see a copy...
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28
Apr

Deadline for Civic Leaders Survey – May 1st

America’s WETLAND Foundation is calling on Louisiana civic clubs and organizations to complete a 2015 survey to determine the impact to communities of coastal restoration by May 1, 2015. The survey is a follow up to a 2014 poll in which Louisiana voters overwhelming cited coastal land loss as the issue of their lifetime. Read more…
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24
Apr

Complete Brief Survey to Help Save Wetlands

America’s WETLAND Foundation is calling on Louisiana civic clubs and organizations to complete a 2015 survey to determine the impact to communities of coastal restoration by May 1. The survey is a follow up to a 2014 poll in which Louisiana voters overwhelming cited coastal land loss as the issue of their lifetime Read more…
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08
Apr

72 Hours Left to Enter Student Competition!

IT’S CRUNCH TIME! Louisiana schools and students must submit their “KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE” and SCHOOL MASCOT CHALLENGE entries by Saturday, April 11, to qualify for $500 PRIZES for his or her class, in addition to special tours of the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS practice facility in Metairie, La. Read more…
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15
Aug

AWF joins WWL Radio for 2014 New Orleans Saints season to declare GAME ON!

GAME ON! advertisements to air during Saints gameday radio broadcast America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) will team up with WWL Radio for the 2014 New Orleans Saints season to air AWF radio advertisements on Saints gameday that urge football fans to “join the home team.” The advertisements are part of AWF’s ongoing GAME ON! campaign, which...
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31
Jul

America’s Wetland Foundation Addresses CEER 2014

On Wednesday, America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) Managing Director Val Marmillion moderated a plenary session entitled “Mississippi River Restoration” at the 2014 Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (CEER) at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans. Marmillion introduced Mississippi River leaders who discussed the action required for the management of one of the nation’s greatest...
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29
Jul

AWF Chairman delivers keynote remarks at CEER2014

America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) Chairman of the Board R. King Milling was on hand this morning to deliver welcoming remarks to attendees of the opening plenary session of the 2014 Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (CEER). He spoke this morning at the Hilton Riverside of New Orleans as part of the opening session of...
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