Monday, June 25, 2012

A New Vision for Saving the Mississippi River Delta

Every hour in Louisiana, an area of coastal land the size of a football field vanishes under water. Since the 1930s, almost 1,900 square miles of wetlands -- an area almost the size of Delaware -- has disappeared from the Louisiana coast.

For over 35 years, Environmental Defense Fund has been working in the Mississippi River Delta, advocating for large-scale restoration projects to restore and revitalize the region. We are working to instill a sense of urgency and a national commitment to a bold restoration plan for the area.

Working as part of a national coalition, our mission is to secure the funding, governance and political momentum necessary to support and maintain a healthy and self-sustaining Mississippi River Delta. We are working with state and federal governments to champion support for large-scale restoration projects and to secure the necessary revenue streams. Our goal is to implement a self-sufficient multi-agency, multi-disciplinary governance structure capable of putting in place a self-sustaining public works program for the delta.

Visit our website to find out more about vision for saving the Mississippi River Delta.

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