Bayou Sauvage National Urban Wildlife Refuge, located in New Orleans, improves lives by expanding access to green space, education and outdoor recreation for visitors and residents living in and around cities. Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the refuge contains 25,000 acres of a variety of wildlife habitats, including patches of bottomland hardwood forest; freshwater, brackish and estuarine tidal marshes; lagoons; canals; and natural bayous. www.fws.gov/refuge/bayou-sauvage-urban
Restore the Mississippi River Delta is an impressive coalition of conservation, policy, science and outreach experts working to protect people, wildlife and jobs by reconnecting the river with its wetlands. Restore the Mississippi River Delta includes the Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Pontchartrain Conservancy. For more information on their important work, please go to www.mississippiriverdelta.org.
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite people in action to achieve a thriving, sustainable Louisiana coast through outreach, restoration and advocacy. www.crcl.org
Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy (CCRE) is a neutral, nonpartisan group of business leaders that creates an informed, educated voice of advocacy for sustainable coastal restoration efforts of Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands, deltas, rivers and coastline.www.gnoinc.org
Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development’s (CSED) mission is to stimulate civic engagement and restorative rebuilding, repopulate, sustain natural systems, assist community leadership and preserve resources in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. www.sustainthenine.org
HandsOn New Orleans’ mission is to engage, empower, and transform the community through volunteer service. HandsOn leverages its core strengths of design and execution of high-impact community revitalization projects, volunteer engagement, and disaster response services to strengthen families and transform neighborhoods. www.handsonneworleans.org
Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society of St. Bernard is dedicated to preserving the folklore, history, language, music and traditions of a shared Isleno heritage. The Society, a nonprofit corporation, is composed of members of the Canary islander Descendants Community and anyone interested in preserving and promoting the Isleno identity in Louisiana. www.losislenos.org
Meraux Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that was established by Arlene Meraux to ensure that the land resources of the Foundation are used to improve the quality of life in St. Bernard focused on land use, education, environment, economic development, arts and culture and community resilience. www.merauxfoundation.org
National Wildlife Federation(NWF) works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice. Since 1936, NWF has been on the frontlines for wildlife, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation’s collective heritage. www.nwf.org
Pontchartrain Conservancy (PC) is a New Orleans-based, non-profit committed to an environmentally sustainable, prosperous and resilient region. PC’s mission is to drive environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education and advocacy. www.scienceforourcoast.org
Robin’s Seafood, is a cultivator and processor of select Louisiana Oysters located in Yscloskey, Louisiana. Robin’s partners with The Great Delta Tours to introduce locals and visitors to the way of life, heritage and importance of fishing communities in south Louisiana.
Sankofa Wetland Park and Nature Trail, located on Florida Avenue in the Lower 9th Ward, the park and trail is a community driven effort to transform a 40-acre area into an area that fosters environmental resiliency, education and recreation. www.sankofanola.org
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