Thursday, September 26, 2013

Saints to Recognize the Value of America's WETLAND at Monday Night Football Game

For the second season in a row the New Orleans Saints will designate a game to honor America's Wetland Foundation and the value of our wetlands.  Saints owner Rita Benson Leblanc is a champion for the Louisiana coastline.  Many thanks to her for voicing her opinion about the importance of protecting our wetlands.

From America's WETLAND Foundation:
Saints Recognize the Value of America's WETLAND at Monday Night Football Game

The America's WETLAND Foundation will be showcased at the nationally televised Monday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins on September 30, 2013.

The Saints will honor the Foundation for its efforts to bring all interests to the table to find solutions to Louisiana's coastal land loss and to raise a regional voice to the nation and the world about the ecological and economic value of the state's endangered coast. This is the second year in a row the Saints have honored AWF.

"In the time it will take the Saints to beat the Dolphins Monday night, Louisiana will lose the equivalent of four football fields of land," said Val Marmillion, Managing Director of AWF. "The Saints are helping us get the word out so we can turn the tide in securing our coast's vital assets," Marmillion said.

Participating in the presentation will be AWF board chairman R. King Milling and his wife, founding member of Women of the Storm, Anne Milling, along with Val Marmillion. AWF's popular action heroes, the Estuarians, will also be on hand.