Coastal Louisiana

Doug Inkley on CNN

On the Shore, On the Water, and Via Satellite: NWF Fights for Gulf Restoration

NWF marked one year of the Gulf oil disaster on Wednesday by joining a coalition of groups calling on members of Congress to act on legislation to dedicate BP’s oil disaster fines and penalties to restore Gulf Coast wetlands.

Oil & Boom in Louisiana Marsh, June 2010

Restoring the Clean Water Act Can Help Restore the Gulf Coast

Oil and water don’t mix, a reality people and wildlife along Gulf Coast must confront every day. This week marks the one year anniversary of the Gulf oil disaster, an …

Scraping oiled marsh in Louisiana's Bay Jimmy, April 2011

“There Goes Another Piece Of Our Valuable Coastal Louisiana Marsh” (Video)

On Tuesday, I took a boat trip across the windy waters of Louisiana’s Bay Jimmy with the National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Doug Inkley and Maura Wood to see the lingering effects of the oil disaster.

students

Spring Breakers Take On Florida Restoration Challenge! Next Stop: Louisiana. Are You In?!

For many, the words SPRING BREAK conjure up images of beach parties, road trips, and extended sleeping hours. While warm weather and suntans were certainly part of this group’s spring …

Nickelodeon’s The Big Help is a pro-social campaign that aims to inspire a kid-led movement for positive change

National Wildlife Federation and Nickelodeon Team Up With St. Bernard Parish for the Big Help

For the students of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, planting a tree is more than just a good deed for planet Earth. For this community southeast of New Orleans, trees can …

Brown pelicans being washed at Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Venice, La. (photo: NWF)

There’s Nothing Radical About Safety

With the 1-year memorial of the Deepwater Horizon disaster almost here, NWF and other environmental groups sent a letter to President Obama, asking him to fully implement the drilling safety …

Dolphins in Gulf Shores, AL (photo: Christy Sheffield)

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

It’s been a bad month in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week BP decided to stop playing nice.  Ken Feinberg, who the oil giant chose to run its compensation fund …

Lake Erie

Still Waters Run Deep, Budget Cuts Run Deeper

Still waters run deep, but congressional budget cuts run even deeper. The continuing resolution put forward by the majority in the House of Representatives will gut regional programs designed to …

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Louisiana Uses Discarded Christmas Trees to Fight Wetland Loss [w/Video]

“When you deploy these things, they create a sediment trap and really help the shorelines with erosion protection.”

Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Ecosystem Restoration Plan Moves Forward

Amanda Moore, Coastal Louisiana Organizer for the National Wildlife Federation, co-authored this post. After more than a year of tug-of-war between the state of Louisiana and the Army Corps of …

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