WHAT: Press conference to announce “Storm Warning IV: Last Stand for AMERICA’S Wetland”, a series of May 30 – June 1 events in New Orleans, Larose, Morgan City, Houma, and Lake Charles with opportunities for public participation in a unique demonstration of solidarity on the plight of the coast.
WHEN: Monday, February 2, 2009 (World Wetland Day) 2 p.m.
WHERE: Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, 7910 West Park Avenue - Houma, Louisiana
WHO: Senator Reggie Dupre , Senator “Butch” Gautreaux, Val Marmillion, Managing Director of the America’s WETLAND Foundation
Invited guests also include: Parish President Michel Claudet, Parish President Charlotte Randolph, Morgan City Mayor Tim Matte, Rep. Gordon Dove Rep. Joe Harrison, Rep. Damon Baldone, Rep. Simone Champagne, Rep. Jerome Richard, and Terrebonne Council Chairwoman, Arlanda J. Williams.
WHY: The America’s WETLAND Foundation and its community partners, including Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, are announcing plans for a major, 24-hour rally in Louisiana coastal communities to kick off the 2009 hurricane season. These events are designed to draw widespread citizen participation and attract national attention to the plight of our disappearing landscape, which hosts a valuable ecosystem and infrastructure that is critical to the energy and economic security of the United States.