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Press Releases
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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24
Aug

AWF ACHIEVEMENTS HIGHLIGHT OF NEW NATIONAL REPORT

Success of programs by the America's WETLAND Foundation to inform the nation and build public awareness and support for wetland restoration is cited in a new report issued by The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM).
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09
Jun

AWF APPLAUDS LEGISLATURE FOR BILL AUTHORIZING OUTCOME BASED PERFORMANCE

BATON ROUGE, LA – Without fanfare but with significant possibilities, a bi-partisan bill authored by Rep. Walt Leger III (D) and Rep. Stuart Bishop (R), worked its way through the Louisiana Legislature and onto the Governors desk. The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), a long time advocate for alternative and private sector financing mechanisms for coastal...
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05
Jun

TRUMP’S COASTAL DISCONNECT

Last week the Louisiana Legislature unanimously passed the State’s Coastal Master Plan in the wake of the new President’s budget that called for the elimination of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funds for offshore oil and gas producing states, citing that offshore revenues should be returned to all taxpayers, rather than benefitting “only...
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31
May

WHEN DISASTERS LOOM, NO TIME TO CUT HURRICANE PROTECTION FUNDING

BATON ROUGE, LA – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) warns that the advent of the Atlantic Hurricane season is the wrong time for the Trump administration to announce eliminating funding for coastal restoration and protection projects. President Trump’s budget revokes the agreement that gives coastal offshore energy producing states a share of revenues received by...
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23
May

AWF Opposes Trump Budget That Eliminates Revenue Sharing for Coastal Restoration

AWF Opposes Trump  That Eliminates Revenue Sharing for Coastal Restoration Baton Rouge, La. – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today called the elimination of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funds in the President’s budget crippling to coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana. President Trump’s budget cancels the agreement that gives coastal energy producing states...
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20
Apr

AWF APPLAUDS GOVERNOR’S DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY FOR LOUISIANA’S COAST

Request to President Could Expedite Permitting for Restoration Efforts The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today applauds Governor John Bel Edwards’ declaration of emergency for Louisiana’s coast, an action called for at the summit on February 16, 2017, hosted by AWF and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). Opening the February summit, AWF’s board chairman,...
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30
Mar

5 REASONS WE ALL SHOULD SUPPORT LOUISIANA’S COASTAL MASTER PLAN

America’s WETLAND Issues Call to Support a Secure Future    Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan goes before the legislature in a few weeks for approval of the  largest ecosystem restoration program ever undertaken in the U.S. and the America’s WETLAND  Foundation knows of at least five good reasons it deserves unanimous approval of our lawmakers and...
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