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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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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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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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Australian Broadcasting Corporation airs AWF interview for coastal land loss segment

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) aired a television news segment on the increasing loss of coastal wetland in southern Louisiana. Read more…
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Mississippi River Leaders Meet to Discuss River Sustainability at Washington, D.C. Roundtable

A diverse group of national, state and local Mississippi River leaders, convened by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), gathered Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to release findings from its Big River Works leadership forums held over the past 12 months. Read more…
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New “GAME ON!” Ad

In commemoration of American Wetlands Month, the America’s WETLAND Foundation has launched its latest GAME ON! television ad calling for teamwork to save Louisiana’s vanishing coast. The new ad, which will run throughout Southeast Louisiana, features the Rainey Conservation Alliance and is the second in a series showcasing model public/private collaborations launched to support coastal restoration Read more…
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Request for Support of HB 490 Letter to Legislators

America’s WETLAND Foundation joins the efforts of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Louisiana in supporting Louisiana House Bill 490, which would close a loophole that would allow lawmakers to circumvent state constitutional law prohibiting the use of one-time money for recurring costs. Read more…
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CBS’ 60 Minutes Features Tabasco® and AWF Board Member Tony Simmons

The March 16, 2014 edition of CBS’s oldest and most-watched newsmagazine – 60 Minutes – profiled McIlhenny Company’s CEO and AWF Board Member Anthony “Tony” Simmons. CBS stated, “The hot sauce industry is on fire with revenue of more than a billion dollars but it all began with just one name – Tabasco®.” You can...
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AWF extends “Football Field” message

In 2003, AWF gathered a group of Louisiana leaders and members of the press at LSU Tiger Stadium and, utilizing the large screen, revealed a video of water covering the field with the now familiar “football field of land lost every 50 minutes to coastal erosion” message. Since that time, billions of media impressions have...
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Saints Recognize the Value of America’s WETLAND at Monday Night Football Game

The America’s WETLAND Foundation will be showcased at the nationally televised Monday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins on September 30, 2013. The Saints will honor the Foundation for its efforts to bring all interests to the table to find solutions to Louisiana’s coastal land loss and to raise...
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