The Working Group on Wetlands is a gathering of representatives from the leading sportsmen and conservation organizations from around the country with the broadly defined goal of collaborating to promote wetlands protections on Capitol Hill and the general public.
Since 2007, Louisiana coastal experts have claimed they can prevent the state’s bottom third from sinking into the Gulf of Mexico based on this assertion: The Mississippi River carries enough sand and sediment not just to repair some of the damage but actually begin rebuilding wetlands. Now they finally may have the research to prove it. Read Full Story on the The Lens NOLA Website
On the 10th anniversary of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, some lawmakers and the president are attempting to redirect funds aimed at remedying coastal wetland loss and poor hurricane protection that the storms exposed. Read Full Story on the The Acadiana Advocate Website
Clean Water Act protections for wetlands and headwater streams remain at risk. Tell your congressmen and women, the Army Corps and EPA you support their efforts to clarify the Clean Water Act and urge them to finalize a rule that protects wetlands and headwater streams. Take Action
House Natural Resources Committee approves Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill Read More
Opportunity to clarify protections for wetlands and headwater streams could be snatched away at the eleventh hour Read More
Sportsmen are keenly aware of the value of clean rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands and the crucial habitat they provide for our favorite critters. It is imperative that we restore the protections for these waters that have been lost in recent years.
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