Organizations working together to conserve the environment of SE Louisiana and the world.

America's Wetland Foundation

"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.

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 " (AWF 2009).

Contact Person: Lisa L. Noble        (562) 429-3821        Email AWF

Take Action Louisiana

"This network, the Take Action Louisiana, encourages the exchange of ideas, expertise and
resources between group members. Take Action Louisiana has created this online and
technical infrastructure whereby local groups can work closely with other Louisiana groups
and their members by recruiting other groups to endorse, participate and co-sponsor their
projects" (TALA 2009).

Contact person: Andrew Lehman                Email TALA
Environmental Partners
The event was held July 29th & 30th, in Biloxi, MS, hosted by AEC (America's Energy Coast) &
AWF (American's Wetland Foundation)
. EMD was there for a few hours on Thursday.
Speakers from LSU, Tulane, Chevron, US Army Corps of Engineers, Marine Resources, US DOTD,
Shell Pipeline, Nat'l Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Gulf Inter coastal
Waterway Assoc., just to name a few,  brainstormed the future of Gulf Coast's restoration &
conservation efforts.
To see how you can help, contact Americas Wetland Foundation.
To Report Litterbugs
call the LDEQ Litter Hotline

Please report the offender's Vehicle License Plate number, description of vehicle, litter description, location
of offense and date and time of the offense.
This HOTLINE is to report littering and illegal dumping.

To read about one local contractor who now thinks twice about illegally dumping in Tangipahoa Parish,
Illegal Dumping
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Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is a non-profit organization consisting of a 14-member board of
directors representing Basin parishes and regulatory agencies.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes.
The land use of the region is both rural and urban and is the most densely populated region in Louisiana,
including metro New Orleans and the state capital, Baton Rouge. It is one of the largest estuarine systems
in the Gulf of Mexico containing over 22 essential habitats. The Basin's topography ranges from rolling
woodlands in the north to coastal marshes in the south, with the 630 square mile Lake Pontchartrain as its
Phone: (504) 836-2215  (504) 836-7070 (fax)  (504) 836-SAVE (event info)
Email Address:
Contact Person: Leah Latiolais
Capital Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc.
Authorized for operation by USDA in 1972
109 South Cate ST, Suite 1  Hammond, LA 70403
(985) 543-6570 Fax (985) 543-6692

"The mission of the CRC&D Council is to provide local leadership needed for developing and
carrying out a program for the development, conservation improvement and wise use of the
area's resources to improve the quality of life and enhance the economic opportunities of the
people within the communities of our fourteen parish region.
GOALS: Promote agriculture diversification and forest product utilization, develop markets and
create business development opportunities. Increase recreation development, promote the
tourism industry and create business development opportunities.  Promote the installation of
proper waste disposal systems and erosion control systems to improve water quality.  Promote
quality education programs and facilities within the region.  Decrease or mitigate the incidence
of flood damage occurring in rural, urban areas through the development or implementation of
programs such as the emergency watershed protection program for the construction, repair, and
improvement of dams, reservoirs and levees" (
CRC&D Council, 2009).
Contact Person: Donny Latiolais
Keep Louisiana Beautiful

"Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc., a nonprofit organization, was originally formed to assist
the state in its litter reduction efforts. An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, its mission is to
"promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful
Louisiana." In 2000, a governor’s task force was created to study the growing problem of
litter in Louisiana and its effects on tourism, economic growth and quality of life. Today,
Keep Louisiana Beautiful is tackling Louisiana's litter problem with a three-pronged
approach focusing on education, enforcement and clean up. With a statewide media
campaign reinforcing the message that litter is no longer tolerated, Keep Louisiana
Beautiful and its affiliates and other partners are working hard to achieve a cleaner,
more beautiful Louisiana"

Keep Louisiana Beautiful
17170 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: 225-752-7446