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Big Plans for a Tiny Island

In the Gulf of Mexico, the National Wildlife Federation works to identify and advocate for sound investment of money from the BP oil spill settlement into restoration projects that will …

From the Swamp to the Superdome: Students Connect the Coast to the Big Game

On a recent Sunday morning, sixteen students from Dillard University and the University of New Orleans joined us on a boat trip to learn about coastal land loss and flood …

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 …

Helping Pollinators One Garden at a Time

New Oil Spill Fouls Mississippi River

Alligator in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp

Will Alligators Return to the Central Wetlands?

Guest Post: It’s Still the Mighty River

This post was written by Amanda Moore, NWF’s Coastal Louisiana Organizer in New Orleans. I have to admit, I was terrified to visit the overflowing banks of the Mighty Mississippi …

The Big Uneasy Screening Across the Country

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 …

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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