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Press Releases
22
Apr

On Earth Day America’s WETLAND Foundation celebrates the importance of wetlands with completed projects

Two restoration efforts restore 150 acres of vital wetlands BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – One year ago, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), and global energy producer, BHP, stood where stands of bald cypress once gave definition to swamps of the lower Mississippi Delta and announced their partnership to restore the vital wetlands of...
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14
Mar

TO OUR VOLUNTEERS: THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO SAVE OUR COAST

More than 160 Volunteers Planted 2,000 Bald Cypress Trees BATON ROUGE – Where a forest of bald cypress once stood and protected Terrebonne Parish from storm surge, more than 160 volunteers gathered on February 9, 2019 and did their best to restore that forest and increase the protection for their community. The America’s WETLAND Foundation...
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09
Feb

A SWAMP THING – VOLUNTEERS TAKE TO THE MARSH TO RECONSTITUTE AN HISTORIC BALD CYPRESS WETLAND

You may call them volunteers, civic soldiers, or community caregivers but they all have something in common – a desire to give back to the place they call home for a better future. America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) called for volunteers to join with e-Rotary Coastal in planting a thousand Bald Cypress trees to reconstitute an...
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31
Jan

Wetlands, Tiger Stadium, Superdome and the Saints – Fighting Adversity One Football Field at a Time

As the sun set on Tiger Stadium in the fall of 2003, Louisiana’s Governor, state and local legislators and officials, leaders of industry, coastal communities and the non-profit sector gathered to build their case for saving coastal Louisiana. Called by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) to view the Jumbotron screens, the football field was soon...
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23
Jan

AWF Statement in response to Governor Edwards’ announcement of restored coastal funding and new leadership

BATON ROUGE, LA – The America’s WETLAND Foundation applauds Governor John Bel Edwards’ commitment to Louisiana’s coast and his announcement today to restore to the state’s coastal program $55 million in surplus dollars that were swept by the Jindal Administration. The dollars will now go where they were meant to go – to critically needed coastal...
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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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