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Tue April 17, 2012
Guides Highlighting La.'s Ecotourism Now Out
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Guides touting Louisiana as an ecotourism destination are now on the racks of tourism centers, according to the America's Wetland campaign, a group highlighting coastal wetlands loss.
America's Wetland says the Travel Green Wetland Tour guides take travelers on four routes — through the coastal prairies of southwest Louisiana, the Atchafalaya Basin, the bayou country of southeast Louisiana and around the Mississippi River region of New Orleans and the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
The guides tell travelers where to go, eat, drink and stay and cover more than 300 places to visit.
Valsin Marmillion, managing director of America's Wetland, and his brother, Norman Marmillion, the owner of the Laura Plantation, collaborated to create the guides.