The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) established in Louisiana, and working throughout the Gulf region, was founded in 2002 in response to a comprehensive coastal study calling on the need to alert the nation to the devastating loss of Louisiana's coastal wetlands and how their loss impacts the rest of the nation.
As a balanced forum for problem-solving and sharing of best practices for environmental and economic interests, the Foundation's goal has been to transcend historic and parochial differences for the higher good of saving national environmental and economic assets that support a broad U.S. economy and provides for domestic energy security.
AWF serves successfully as a neutral arbiter, bringing diverse interests to the table to seek and establish solutions for ensuring the sustainability of the Gulf coast yielding critical environmental and economic benefits for the nation, particularly the 31 states of the Mississippi watershed.
America's WETLAND is pleased to draw support from private foundations and businesses who have invested in the Gulf Coast. Please visit the Cooperating Organizations page and the Sponsors Page and learn how you can become involved in helping to save America's WETLAND and shore up America's Energy Coast.
The first six years of Foundation progress and positive impact on public policy for the Gulf region is detailed in our Progress Report. For information on the work of the Foundation from 2010 to present please visit our newsletters and press releases sections.