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Press Releases
13
Nov

COASTAL PLAN IN HAND, LOUISIANA MOVES BEYOND TO ADAPT TO ‘NEW NORMAL’

Year-End Findings View State Master Plan with Generational Timelines in Mind BATON ROUGE, LA – Calling on all sectors of Louisiana to adjust to a “new normal” when viewing life and commerce in the state’s coastal zone, a diverse group of leaders, including Governor John Bel Edwards, has painted a picture of coastal conditions and...
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25
Sep

THE ADAPTATION GENERATION

BATON ROUGE, LA – The saying, “nothing remains constant except change itself,” could have been the theme of the Coastal Wetland Communities Leadership Forum hosted by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) in partnership with and sponsored by BHP on August 29, 2018, at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. That sentiment runs through the Forum’s a findings report released today; thinking in...
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29
Aug

ADAPTATION FORUM HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL ACTION & PRIVATE INITIATIVES

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION ADAPTATION FORUM HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL ACTION, PRIVATE INITIATIVES AND A NATIONAL DIALOGUE TO PUSH COASTAL RESTORATION FORWARD Thibodaux, LA – At the Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Leadership Forum hosted by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) convened today at Nicholls State University a recurring theme emerged – Louisiana’s coastal communities will survive the rising...
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29
Aug

ADAPTING TO INCREASED RISK

ADAPTING TO INCREASED RISK: FORUM AT NICHOLLS EXAMINES COASTAL RESILIENCY Thibodaux, LA   – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), in partnership with BHP and Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), today convened community, business and civic leaders at the Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Leadership Forum held at Nicholls State University to face the challenges of adapting to higher land...
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09
Jul

AMERICA’S WETLAND MESSAGES AT THE GAS PUMP

AMERICA’S WETLAND MESSAGES AT THE GAS PUMP Restoring Coastal Wetlands One Gallon at a Time 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...
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26
Apr

NEW BREED OF COASTAL RESTORATION SOLUTIONS LAUNCHED

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 The Terrebonne Biodiversity and...
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05
Jan

INNOVATION & EFFICIENCIES ESSENTIAL FOR LONG-TERM PRIVATE RESTORATION

Two-Year’s Later, Waterway Embankment Demonstration Proves Solutions Effective 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,...
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23
Oct

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

America’s WETLAND Foundation to Launch Coastal Registry 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. “Coastal land loss isn’t waiting...
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30
Aug

WETLANDS LINKED TO A SAFER COMMUNITY

America’s WETLAND Foundation calls for reassessment in light of Harvey flooding Baton Rouge, LA – The 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...
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28
Aug

AWF IMPLORES FEDERAL AGENCIES TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION

Permits for Large Scale River Diversions at Issue 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...
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