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The group used airboats to tour Lake Cataouatche and Davis Pond in upper Barataria Bay. Photo by Samantha Carter

New Orleans Top Chefs Tour New “Catch of the Day” Habitat

At the end of a long channel stretching from the Mississippi River into the upper Barataria Basin lies a lush green marsh, fringed by tall willow trees. In the surrounding …

Hurricane Katrina

What We’ve Learned Since Katrina

This week, as we neared the ‪#‎Katrina10 anniversary, a federal judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers must pay the full $3 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed by the agency’s …

Another variety of milkweed. Photo: Brooke Randolph

Helping Pollinators One Garden at a Time

As a passionate gardener, I believe all gardens, open fields, and community habitats can be made sustainable using native plants to help wildlife. Wildlife rely on native plants for food, cover, …

An oil barge, Flickr photo by the Gulf Restoration Network

New Oil Spill Fouls Mississippi River

On Sunday, an oil barge travelling down the Mississippi River collided with a tugboat, spilling more than 31,000 gallons. Thankfully no one was hurt, but a 65-mile stretch of the …

Alligator in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp

Will Alligators Return to the Central Wetlands?

Guest Post: It’s Still the Mighty River

The Big Uneasy Screening Across the Country

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Back In The Gulf, One Year Into The Oil Disaster

On Tuesday morning, we’ll head out of Myrtle Grove Marina on a small boat, heading out into Louisiana’s wetlands in search of lingering oil impacts. Our plan is to visit Bay Jimmy, then head out to Cat Island, prime breeding grounds for brown pelicans.

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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 …

A Cajun Call for Clean Energy

This past weekend, about 200 residents from the New Orleans area signed a huge banner with bold personal messages to express deep concern over America’s continuing addiction to oil.

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