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I hope Governor Jindal puts actions behind his words! — 6 Comments

  1. This would have been the perfect time to plug your book “Before The Saltwater Came”. You didn’t, so I am. You may want to tell your readers about it and what you do with the proceeds. I personally bought 3 copies which I gave to my children to read to their children.

    Thanks, Steph. It’s in the sidebar, so they can check it out, but I really want to drive home how other states need to help us get the federal dollars to fix a national problem.

  2. This is very good news! I know you’re glad to hear the governor putting number one importance on this matter. I think you need to be on one of his committees.

    Thanks for that vote of confidence, Kim. Now, could someone please let Bobby know?

  3. Governor Jindal is right. Louisiana can no longer afford to wait. It’s time to stop talking, and start acting. I am a resident of the neighboring state of Texas but my family roots can be traced back to Louisiana. I know how important the state is to the nation. It’s too important to lose. And, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas should be leading the charge to save it. The wetlands don’t just protect Louisiana. Depending on the direction of a storm, the wetlands help to shield the other southern states from ecological disaster. 40% of America’s wetlands are in Louisiana. Those wetlands sustain a culture of people 3/4 of a million strong; they are a sanctuary for some 300 species of migratory birds every spring and fall, and a nursery for its fish and shrimp. If the wetlands die, so does the cycle of life, including the way of life for those who call the region home. Louisiana shouldn’t have to fight this fight alone… they’re America’s wetlands — it’s time America gave a damn!

    (me waving white hanky) Come on, now, preach it sister, preach it!!! LOL!!

  4. I’m glad to see the governor making this a priority.

    If you spend any time in south Louisiana, you can’t help but fall in love with the people and the culture. To see it all vanishing (literally) before one’s eyes is sickening and saddening.

    I would encourage any of you that can to find a way to volunteer if the opportunity presents itself. In the meantime, please make sure you know where you congressman stands on the funding issue.

    And amen again.

  5. This was fascinating to read. Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for taking the time to read about our problems and solutions!

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