America's Wetland Foundation

Environment
7:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Louisiana Wetlands Experts Exchanging Ideas At Vietnam Conference

Members of the America’s Wetland Foundation are in Vietnam this week to collaborate on river management. Dutch experts are also participating.

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Wetlands Group Lobbies For Uniting Mississippi River Interests

The America's Wetland Foundation is working to unite Mississippi River interests.
America's Wetland Foundation

An environmental group that’s been studying Gulf Coast wetlands for the past decade is shifting its attention north. The America’s Wetland Foundation is focusing on the source of delta construction: the Mississippi River. The new project is called The Big River Works.

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Latest News
6:05 am
Wed September 12, 2012

America's Wetland Foundation Lobbies in DC for Coastal Restoration

Members of the America’s Wetland Foundation and a bipartisan group of Southern lawmakers are in Washington, D.C. today, making the case that coastal restoration along the Gulf of Mexico is a national issue.

America's Wetland Managing Director Val Marmillion says projects must be coordinated and strategic.

America’s Wetland Foundation
6:00 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Wetlands Group Focusing on Mississippi River

After more than a decade of coordinating coastal concerns of five Gulf states, the America’s Wetland Foundation is looking north. The group will be heading as far north as Minnesota to study how best to use the Mississippi River that feeds the Delta.

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Hurricane Season
6:00 am
Thu May 31, 2012

No Relief in Sight For High Insurance Rates

It seems unlikely that the high cost of insurance is going to drop along the Gulf Coast. Experts say politics is the reason.

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Ecotourism Guide
11:51 am
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.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Tabasco Joins Forces with America's Wetland Foundation to Fight Coastal Erosion

A leading Louisiana export is joining the effort to fight coastal erosion, and asking consumers around the world to help save the wetlands.

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Environment
4:00 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Cypress Saplings Planted Along Lake Pontchartrain

James Stram of Common Ground Relief instructs volunteers on planting Cypress saplings.
Eileen Fleming

About 1,000 new Cypress saplings are taking root in the Bonnet Carré spillway. The project coordinated by America’s Wetland Foundation is taking advantage of the Mississippi River silt diverted during last spring’s high water levels.

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Environmental Education
4:00 am
Fri February 3, 2012

America's Wetland Foundation Art Award Winners

"Sunset on Calcasieu River" by Kaitlin Miller, 7, of Ragley, grade 2, Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School
Kaitlin Miller America's Wetland Foundation

The America’s Wetland Foundation is awarding $48,000 to Louisiana students for their artistic impressions of the importance of wetlands. The money stays at the schools for continued environmental education.

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