THE CURRENT THREAT
Though Louisiana’s wetlands face serious threats from coastal land loss and development, widespread clear cutting of cypress forests is also a very imminent danger.
In the past cypress mulch used to be a by-product of lumber mills. This is no longer true.…
The Mississippi River transports 41% of the drainage from the 48 contiguous states through the state of Louisiana. Thirty percent of the Mississippi River flow is diverted to the Atchafalaya River through the Old river Control Complex.
Technical Advisor to LEAN
New Iberia, LA
Louisiana Environmental Action Network
Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper
The Mississippi River transports 41% of the drainage from the 48 contiguous states through the state of Louisiana.…
Bags of Cypress Mulch
In the past cypress mulch used to be a by-product of lumber mills. This is no longer true. The mulch purchased today comes from widespread clear cutting of entire ecosystems.
Loggers are operating with little to no oversight.…
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is NOT Protecting Water Quality & Public Health in Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ) Water Quality Mission:
To ensure that the citizens of Louisiana have clean and healthy water to drink and use for present and future generations by regulating pollution sources and providing technical support for the restoration of polluted waters.…