The latest news, updates and events from our campaign to protect and restore the Mississippi River Delta.

La CPRA Hosts Public Meetings on Draft Coastal Plan

Sportman’s Paradise is like few other places in the world in terms of its abundance and diversity of fish and wildlife. Sadly, the tapestry is unraveling as Louisiana’s coast vanishes. Recently, Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released its draft of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan — a plan that serves as the blueprint for the state's coastal restoration and protection activities.

Nearly $370 Million Announced for Gulf Coast Restoration Projects

Funding to Support 24 Projects Across Gulf States (New Orleans – November 15, 2016) Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) approved a nearly $370 million investment in 24 Gulf Coast restoration projects. The projects are selected based on their ability to repair damaged areas and reduce the risk of future harm to natural resources affected by the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

U.S. Senate Coastal Issues Forum in Baton Rouge

Coastal land loss is one of the most important issues facing Louisiana. This week you can learn firsthand how our next senator plans to deal with challenges and opportunities related to coastal restoration. Our friends, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, is hosting a US Senate Coastal Issues Forum in Baton Rouge.

Abundant Opportunities to Comment on Restoration This Fall

This autumn is packed with opportunities to weigh in on restoration plans in Louisiana and throughout the Gulf. Now is an important time to show your support for strong restoration plans, based on the best science, which will do the most good for the Gulf and our Louisiana coast. 

Industry Strength, Everglades Crisis

This summer, 15,000 people—from exhibitors to buyers to outdoor media—converged in Orlando for the 59th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association, ICAST is the world’s largest sportfishing industry trade show and it is the ultimate showcase for the latest innovations in gear and accessories, driving fishing product sales year-round.

Hunting and Angling Businesses Nationwide Urge Congress to Take Action on Everglades

Today, more than 150 fishing and hunting-focused businesses and organizations sent a letter to Congress asking for bold action to address the ongoing crisis in the Everglades and on Florida’s coasts. “Right now in South Florida, many beaches are covered in green slime and important seagrass beds are dying out. We have projects already drawn up that could have helped avoid this tragedy," said Collin O'Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.

Conservation on Tap this Week in New Orleans

Please join us this week for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and door prizes to learn about the importance of coastal restoration, and how we can protect the future of our sportsman heritage. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member who is also an avid sportsman and is passionate about the restoration of our sportsman heritage.

Now Hiring: Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator

The National Wildlife Federation is seeking a Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator to join our Vanishing Paradise team. The Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator engages and organizes individual hunters, anglers, sportsmen_s groups, businesses, and other conservation organizations to support Mississippi River Delta (MRD) and Gulf Coast restoration. This employee will be based at the Regional Center in Austin and part of a highly engaged team of NWF staff and other NGO partners as part of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration and Gulf of Mexico Restoration campaigns, advocating for large-scale, high-impact coastal restoration projects throughout the Gulf with an emphasis on coastal Louisiana and Texas.

The Bonnet Carre´ Provides Plenty of Recreational Opportunities

Bald eagle sits on the Bonnet Carré Structure In January of this year, high water on the lower Mississippi River prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open of the Bonnet Carré Spillway for the 11th time in its 85-year history. 

Register for Conservation on Tap - April 20th

Register today for our popular Conservation on Tap on Wednesday, April 20th, in Baton Rouge or Lafayette, Louisiana. Vanishing Paradise, Whole Foods and New Belgium Brewery is offering a fun evening of conservation, craft beer, and cheese samplings. Join us at either the Whole Foods Baton Rouge or Lafayette stores to learn about coastal restoration and conservation efforts and progress.

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