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Press Releases
17
Feb

COASTAL SUMMIT LEADERS DECLARE LOUISIANA ENGULFED IN A CONTINUOUS EMERGENCY

America’s WETLAND Foundation and Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority Call 2017 Coastal Master Plan Best Prospect for Saving Coast BATON ROUGE, LA – Urging citizens, government leaders, businesses and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to recognize a continuous storm destroying Louisiana’s coast, King Milling, chair of America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), opened a summit on the national...
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25
Jan

EXECUTIVE ORDER OPENS DOOR TO ADVANCING COASTAL RESTORATION

With Louisiana’s 2017 Master Plan for Coastal Restoration and Protection soon to be in front of the Louisiana Legislature for approval, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today noted that a new Executive Order of the Trump Administration to streamline permitting for critical infrastructure will save Louisiana billions of dollars. “The announcement yesterday by the Trump Administration citing a number...
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24
Jan

STATE PROGRESS ON FEDERAL REGULATION STREAMLINING CRUCIAL TO COASTAL RESTORATION SUCCESS

An announcement today by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is being hailed by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) as essential to coastal restoration. Word that the White House Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council rendered approval to Edwards’ request to include Louisiana’s Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project on the Federal Permitting Dashboard was welcomed as a first step in a...
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05
Jan

FIXING PERMITTING PROBLEMS ESSENTIAL TO ELIMINATING COASTAL RESTORATION TIME AND COST OVERRUNS

America’s WETLAND Foundation has long been a proponent of Louisiana’s strong coastal master planning process. Dedicated staff of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities (GOCA) along with, scientists, coastal experts, NGOs and the CPRA Framework Development Committee should be lauded for keeping a steady ship in turbulent...
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03
Jan

FOUNDATION LAUDS LOUISIANA MASTER PLAN PROSPECTS FOR SECURING COAST

America’s WETLAND Foundation has long been a proponent of Louisiana’s strong coastal master planning process. Dedicated staff of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities (GOCA) along with, scientists, coastal experts, NGOs and the CPRA Framework Development Committee should be lauded for keeping a steady ship in turbulent...
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24
Oct

COASTAL LEADERS SEE HOPE FOR MASTER PLAN SOLUTIONS

Stopping Coastal Erosion Requires Urgency and Action Claiming that time has run out for repairing our eroding coast and that we are ready and must start, Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards challenged coastal leaders to restore 20,000 acres of wetlands by 2020. The Governor opened the second of two leadership roundtables today in Baton Rouge...
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04
Oct

LOUISIANA’S GOVERNOR SAYS ‘WE ARE IN A RACE AGAINST TIME’

Stopping Coastal Erosion Requires Urgency and Action Claiming that time has run out for repairing our eroding coast and that we are ready and must start, Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards challenged coastal leaders to restore 20,000 acres of wetlands by 2020. The Governor opened the second of two leadership roundtables today in Baton Rouge...
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27
Sep

COASTAL LEADERS GATHER TO ADDRESS RESTORATION OPERATIONS AND FINANCING

“We are poised on the brink of getting this done,” King Milling, chair of the America’s WETLAND Foundation, said in the opening session of two days of roundtable discussions as Louisiana coastal leaders met in Baton Rouge on how to make the state’s master plan operational and ensure financing needed to build it. The America’s...
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12
Sep

AWF SAYS “NATIONAL ESTUARIES WEEK” MUST BE ABOUT SOLUTIONS

‘Creative Conservation Financing’ Proposed by Federal RESTORE Council  Holds Strong Promise Baton Rouge, LA  – Since 1988, National Estuaries Week (September 17-24, 2016) has celebrated the many ways we benefit from healthy, thriving coastal ecosystems and this year, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) commends the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council for recognizing “Creative Conservation Financing” as an...
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10
Aug

RESTORATION LEADERS, EXPERTS CONVENE ON 2017 LOUISIANA COASTAL MASTER PLAN

Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority & America’s WETLAND Foundation Announce Focus on Wetland Solutions  BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) and America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today announced they will host two leadership roundtables this fall and a culminating coastal summit in December to discuss the state’s 2017 Coastal Master...
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