Vanishing Paradise Lauds Visionary Coastal Master Plan
Posted by Emily Guidry
Vanishing Paradise Lauds Visionary La. Coastal Master Plan, Urges that Final Plan Provides Essential Protection for Mississippi River Delta Communities, Fish, Wildlife
(Baton Rouge— January 12, 2012) As the state of Louisiana released its draft 2012 Coastal Master Plan Thursday, Vanishing Paradise urged state officials to ensure that the final plan uses the best available science to create a bold, clear vision for the future of the Mississippi River Delta’s wetlands and communities.
“We are rapidly losing our Mississippi River Delta and its surrounding wetlands at the rate of about a football field of land per hour, which puts people and wildlife at an increased risk each and every year,” said a statement by Vanishing Paradise. “A healthier, safer, stronger coast for this ‘Sportsman’s Paradise’ will become reality only through bold actions based on the best available science that helps us clearly understand the possibilities for restoring and protecting our delta for future generations. We call on Louisiana’s leaders, as well as hunters and anglers from across the state, to support a comprehensive, science-based approach to restoration as the draft plan moves through the review process.”
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