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Grand Isle Volunteers: Restoring Some Hope at A Gulf Oil Disaster’s “Ground Zero”

6/26/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

On Saturday, June 25th, hope itself visited Grand Isle, Louisiana in the form of a dedicated corps of volunteers. Their job: to take on the seemingly impossible task of restoring some of the marshes and beaches that became so damaged by […] Read more >

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Good things are happening in the Great Lakes

6/7/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

With invasive species, outdated sewers and toxic algae blooms creating problems in parts of the Great Lakes, it’s easy to get depressed about the future of these incomparable bodies of water. That’s why it is good to remind yourself, from […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 3, 2011

6/3/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: June is Great Outdoors Month! June 3, 2011 – Some people can’t get enough time outdoors, surrounded […] Read more >

The Big Uneasy Screening Across the Country

5/2/2011 // By George Sorvalis

Movie is a wake-up call to stopping water projects harming wildlife habitat and public safety Actor/Director Harry Shearer, perhaps best known as the voice behind several Simpsons characters like Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns, is touring the country promoting The […] Read more >

Doug Inkley on CNN

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

4/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

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. Read more >

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

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

4/19/2011 // By Miles Grant

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. Read more >

Louisiana Black Bear photo by DOI

“America’s Amazon” Saved Once and for All: A Resounding Victory for Wildlife

4/5/2011 // By Caroline Wick

Last week a judge issued a decision that protects 200,000 acres of Mississippi River delta wetlands once and for all.  The decision ends the proposed Yazoo Pumps project, which would have drained an area about the size of New York […] Read more >

Another Round in the Fight for Clean Water: Court decision leaves wetlands vulnerable to development

2/1/2011 // By Caroline Wick

Last week another sideways step was taken in the long struggle to clarify which waters receive Clean Water Act protections in light of recent confusing and controversial Supreme Court decisions.  The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia issued a […] Read more >

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

1/13/2011 // By Craig Guillot

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

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

1/4/2011 // By Caroline Wick

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 Engineers, the Corps finally released the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet […] Read more >