Thursday, May 27, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday: Louisiana's threatened coastal treasures

"Our culture is threatened, our coastal economy is threatened, and everything I know and love is at risk.  Even though this marsh lies along coastal Louisiana, these are America's wetlands." --Rep. Charlie Melancon, with great emotion and with voice breaking, in testimony to a House subcommittee today.


 





Although these photos were taken in Southwest Louisiana (all in 2007 except the last photo), similar scenes of marshland, beaches, and both recreational and commercial freshwater and saltwater fishing can be found all along and near the Gulf of Mexico.

Photos/text copyright 2010, Liz Hall Morgan

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your post. I shared it on FB.

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  2. Hi Ruth, thanks for sharing it w/others.

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