March 30 - Val Marmillion - Fighting Coastal Erosion from the Front Lines

Friday, March 17, 2017

America's WETLAND is one of the largest and most productive expanses of coastal wetlands in North America. This valuable landscape extending along Louisiana's coast is disappearing at a rate of 25 square miles per year.

Addressing the issue is complex and involves science, engineering, governmental but also the public will to do what can be done including the direct involvement of private interests.
In the largest public awareness initiative in its history, Louisiana is leading America's WETLAND: Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana. The America's WETLAND Foundation through the Campaign is raising awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss and increase support for efforts to conserve and save coastal Louisiana.


Val Marmillion

Val Marmillion

Managing Director, America’s WETLAND FoundationMarmillion has managed the work of the America's WETLAND Foundation since 2002. AWF serves as a respected Gulf Coast voice for preserving the environmental, economic and community assets of the region. By providing a balanced forum for consensus building, AWF has been recognized for its relentless pursuit of shared solutions to restore the coast and to bring about significant public engagement and political will.

Learn more about America's wetlands and get involved here.



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