Watch the New Vanishing Paradise Short Film!
Three Louisiana sportsmen share their vision to restore a vanishing paradise in this short film produced by Latendresse Media Collective.
You’ve heard it from us before – Louisiana’s extraordinarily important fish and waterfowl habitat is vanishing at an alarmingly fast rate. Every 100 minutes, another football field of land disappears off the coastline, and with it goes critical breeding, nesting
The good news is that there are restoration solutions available.
Watch our new short film, “Vanishing Paradise,” to hear three experienced Louisiana sportsman share their vision for how to restore our Sportsman’s Paradise!
How can YOU plug in?
Thank you for watching the film! We hope you will also help us on a time-sensitive request to support the solutions discussed in the movie. Right now, we have a chance to speak up on a major decision that will reconnect the river to the wetlands like what the sportsmen discussed in the film. But there are only a few days left to take advantage of this opportunity.
Federal agencies are deciding whether to spend $2 Billion from the BP Oil Spill settlement on large-scale restoration projects, including a major sediment diversion, in the area hardest hit by the oil spill. Without action, the Barataria Basin will lose an additional 500 square miles of land, leaving the entire Greater New Orleans region more vulnerable. With your support, we can make sure these oil spill funds do the most good.
The Natural Resources Damages Assessment Trustees recently released a draft plan that will take us in the right direction, based on sound science, and they are seeking public comments to finalize the plan and get these projects built. You can read it here - http://bit.ly/2BMojs2
This moment is critical. We have an opportunity to shape the future of our region and save as much of our coast as possible. Your voice is needed to show support for the plan.
Please send a note to the Trustees offering your own perspective on why restoring this area is important and urgent and why diversions, like the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion in the draft plan, are key to the future of the delta. It does not need to be technical but you are welcome to contact us at email@example.com if you would like assistance with talking points.
Send your comment directly to LATIG@la.gov with the subject: “Public Comment: Draft Barataria Strategic Plan,” and let me know so we can thank you and track our progress.
The deadline is this Monday, February 5th.