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Tuesday
May292012

Tell Congress to RESTORE Mississippi River Delta

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You help still is needed to save the wetlands of the Mississippi Delta, which are critically important for healthy fish and waterfowl populations.

The Louisiana Legislature has just unanimously approved the first ever truly comprehensive blueprint for restoring those wetlands, which are eroding into the Gulf of Mexico at the rate of a football field an hour.

And here’s where you can help: Money from the federal RESTORE Act could be used to implement this Coastal Master Plan. Both the House and the Senate have passed versions of the bill, but now it is tied up in a lengthy conference process.

Tell your representatives in Congress that funding from the RESTORE Act is vital for protecting and enhancing the wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta and preserving all of the fishing and hunting that they sustain.

Vanishing Paradise says that up to 800 square miles of marshes will be restored with full implementation of the plan, while damage from floods and hurricanes will be reduced by $18 billion annually.

“Unfortunately, finding the money necessary to restore the delta and protect one of America’s most important hunting and fishing grounds will be a challenge,” it adds. “But if we don’t take action soon, an additional 1,700 square miles of wetlands could be lost over the next fifty years.”

Go here to learn more and to become an activist angler on behalf of the nation’s most valuable and endangered wetlands.

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