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Apr

April 2016 Newsletter

CPRA: LA TO RECEIVE MINIMUM OF $6.8 BILLION BATON ROUGE – (On April 4) the Court approved the settlement between the United States, the five Gulf States and BP for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Consent Decree outlines more than $20 billion in damages. Louisiana will receive a minimum of...
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Mar

March 2016 Newsletter

From loss of habitat to vanishing cover for a complex web of pipelines and navigation routes that fuel America and support the largest job sector in the state, any tinkering with dedicated funding for saving Louisiana’s coast will have long lasting consequences, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) warns. The worry is over bills introduced into...
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Mar

March 2016 Newsletter

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION SAYS RAIDING COASTAL FUNDS WILL JEOPARDIZE ENTIRE STATE ECONOMY From loss of habitat to vanishing cover for a complex web of pipelines and navigation routes that fuel America and support the largest job sector in the state, any tinkering with dedicated funding for saving Louisiana’s coast will have long lasting consequences, the...
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Feb

February 2016 Newsletter

AWF ECHOES GOV. EDWARDS CALL TO PRESERVE COASTAL REVENUE SHARING IN OBAMA BUDGET Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked President Barack Obama to withdraw his budget proposal redirecting anticipated federal offshore oil revenues away from Louisiana and other states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. In 2006, through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA),...
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Jan

January 2016 Newsletter

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW COASTAL CHIEF ON BOARD With 74 percent of Louisiana voters citing coastal erosion as the issue of their lifetime, a change of administration for the state might pose worrisome doubts about steadying the state of coastal restoration and protection. After meeting with new coastal leadership, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF)...
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Dec

December 2015 Newsletter

GIWW SHORELINE RESTORATION PROJECT A MODEL FOR PUBLIC/PRIVATE COOPERATION On Thursday, Dec. 10, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) hosted statewide media on a site visit of its Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Project located on private land along the GIWW, serving as a model of cooperation for helping to save America’s WETLAND...
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Nov

November 2015 Newsletter

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GIWW SHORELINE STABILIZATION AND RESTORATION PROJECT  On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) announced a partnership of diverse interests to restore four miles of embankment along both sides of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Lafourche Parish, LA, bringing private investment to restoration to protect both environmental and economic...
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Oct

October 2015 Newsletter

GIWW Project Update The America’s WETLAND Foundation has accelerated its planning stages for Phase 1 of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Project. Permits have been obtained and the project will move forward on an expedited timeline. The GIWW Shoreline Stabilization & Restoration Project includes diverse partners organized by the America’s WETLAND Foundation...
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Sep

September 2015 Newsletter

KATRINA AND RITA FOREVER LINK COMMUNITIES TO SUSTAINABLE COAST On June 1, 2005, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) began its first of what would become annual alerts to mark the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. The message was simple: loss of wetlands to erosion, subsidence and sea level rise in Louisiana’s coastal region would lead to...
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Aug

August 2015 Newsletter

‘KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE’ WINNERS TOUR SAINTS TRAINING FACILITY America’s WETLAND Foundation presents students with certificates for winning “Keep Your Eye on the Prize.” On July 23, 2015, students from Louisiana elementary, middle, and high schools toured the New Orleans Saints training facility as a reward for their winning entries in the America’s...
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