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For the Bayou was founded in San Francisco in 2008 by Louisiana natives. Our mission is to increase public awareness of the disappearing Louisiana coastal wetlands, foster restoration and protection of this economically and culturally significant coastal environment, and support the people of Louisiana.

Our approach involves creating opportunities for the public to participate in culturally significant activities that showcase the food, music and art that is native to the Louisiana coast, including crawfish boils, Jambalaya parties, concerts, auctions and more.

 
~ FOR THE BAYOU PRESENTS ~
CRAWFISH BOIL BY THE BAY

Louisiana-Style Crawfish Boil & Abita Beer
*An All-You-Can-Eat Fundraiser for Louisiana's wetlands!
Sponsored by: Fish. Restaurant - Abita Beer - Drake's Bay Oyster Company
Hosted by For The Bayou & Fish Restaurant
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
5pm - 9pm
Fish. Restaurant
350 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, CA 94965
Featuring:
ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAWFISH w/ ABITA BEER
Drake's Bay Oysters ~ Vegetarian Jambalaya ~ Other Fish. Specials
DJ Harry Duncan & surprise guests
Raffle with great prizes
$8 / glass gourmet wine

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

* Ticket price includes all you can eat crawfish, vegetarian jambalaya, other scrumptious signature dishes from Fish. Restaurant,
and 2 complimentary Abita beer tickets per guest.
~ Also ~
$1 Oyster Bar, compliments of Drake's Bay Oyster Company.
*First come first serve.
(All net proceeds go to For The Bayou, A local, 100% volunteer-run 501c3
fighting to preserve Louisiana's wetlands.).
 
THE CRISIS
Every 30 minutes Louisiana loses the equivalent of one football field of wetlands. These are America’s largest wetlands, and this is the most urgent ecological crisis in the history of the United States.
 
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The economic, ecological and social value of the Louisiana wetlands is essential to the security and prosperity of the United States.

Environment at Stake
  • 40% of US coastal wetlands are in Louisiana
  • 90% of coastal wetland loss occurs in Louisiana - one acre every half hour
  • Over 2 million people call this area home, including the unique Cajun and Creole cultures who’s food and music are enjoyed nation-wide
  • Every 2.7 miles of wetlands diminishes storm surges by 1 foot, buffering against hurricanes and storms
  • Louisiana wetlands support hundreds of species of birds, plants, trees and other wildlife
  • Louisiana wetlands provide about 280,000 acres of National Wildlife Habitat
  • It is the #1 US winter habitat for millions of migratory waterfowl
  • It is the #1 Nursery in the Caribbean Basin

Industry at Stake

  • 30% of U.S. commercial seafood comes from Louisiana
  • 30% of US crude oil production & 20% of US natural gas production comes from Louisiana's coast
  • Direct maritime commerce is enjoyed by 31 U.S. States through the waterways and wetlands of Louisiana
  • The largest US port (based on tonnage) is located in South Louisiana & the 5th largest of the 15 largest US ports is in South Louisiana.
  • $2 billion in revenues is created annually from recreational fishing in South Louisiana
 
CAUSES OF WETLAND LOSS
  • Mississippi River Dams and Levee Architecture
  • Saltwater Intrusion caused by manmade canals for federally-maintained waterways
  • Hurricanes and Storm Surges
  • Oil Spills
 
 
 
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CONTACT US
General Address:
For The Bayou
Attn:  Page Perry
2908 California Street, #8
San Francisco, CA 94115
Telephone: 415.269.0066
Email:  info@forthebayou.org

Financial Contact:

For the Bayou
Attn:  Jill Keagy
547 Presidio Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94129
Telephone: 415.999.3283
Email: jill@forthebayou.org
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