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Press Releases
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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12
Jul

AWF APPLAUDS NEW PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN COASTAL RESTORATION

BATON ROUGE, LA – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) commends Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) and its partnership with a multinational private equity firm making a significant investment in the company to support its next phase of development, furthering private participation in coastal restoration in Louisiana. Elliott Bouillion, RES president and CEO and a leader in...
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07
Jun

STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S EFFORTS TO KEEP WETLAND FUNDS

Governor’s Efforts to Keep Wetland Funds Properly Directed Important for State’s Future The America’s WETLAND Foundation lauds Governor John Bel Edwards’ persistence in fending off efforts by the Attorney General’s office to redirect $7 million in oil spill recovery payments and applauds the Louisiana State Senate Finance Committee for its decision to require the payment...
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10
May

LATEST SURVEY SHOWS HIGHEST CONCERN ABOUT LOUISIANA’S COAST

NEW ORLEANS – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) released results of its recent online selected coastal leaders survey that show high concern among respondents about the state of Louisiana’s coast. The latest polling shows 91 percent of respondents “very concerned” and seven percent of respondents “somewhat concerned” about the loss of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. These...
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