Awards & Press


June 9, 2010. Founder receives Coastal stewardship award.

For the Bayou founder, Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn, recently received an award by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana recognizing For the Bayou’s work in Louisiana’s coastal restoration efforts. Generally, Stewardship Award recipients are residents of Louisiana. Welborn, formerly of South Louisiana that now resides in the Bay Area, was recognized as a “Friend of the Coalition” through For the Bayou’s work in raising both money and awareness for Louisiana’s wetlands and coastal crisis. The keynote speaker at the banquet was James Carville, also a Louisiana native, and America’s best known political consultant.

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Salazar wants to help Big Branch Marsh on Northshore (with video)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar surprises volunteer marsh grass planters with visit

Marsh replanting part of awareness day

Recovering taking root at Big Branch (with video)

Northshore restoration project could help oil spill affected marsh (with video)

San Francisco Chronicle (Sept. 23, 2009) “Cajun Cup Raises Funds for Louisiana’s Wetlands”: Click Here

7×7 (Aug. 31, 2009) “For the Bayou Polo Benefit”: Click Here

SF Examiner (Sept. 1, 2009) “A Benefit for the Bayou”: Click Here

944 (Aug. 22, 2009) “1st Annual Cajun Cup”: Click Here

Cajun Cup – Polo For the Alligators
(Aug. 22, 2009) Video by Drew Altizer: Click Here

Blues Festival Guide 2009 (May 2009) “Blues Goes Green”, (pages 74, 75) by James Curt Byrum: Click Here

Houma Courier Newspaper (May 8, 2009 – Houma, LA) “5 volunteer efforts that need your time”: Click Here

Houma Courier Newspaper, The Daily Comet (March 1, 2009 – Houma & Thibodaux, LA) “San Francisco resident rallies support for LA wetlands”: Click Here

SFLuxe (Feb. 10, 2009) Headline, “For the Bayou”: Click Here

KTVU, Channel 2, San Francisco, Feature Story (Feb. 8, 2009) “Local Group Fights to Save Louisiana’s Wetlands”: Click Here


The Examiner (Sept. 28, 2009) “LA Governor eyes turning Mississippi River delta reconstruction into carbon credit market”: Click Here

National Geographic “Gone with the Water” by Joel K. Bourne, Jr.: Click Here

American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE (April 2006) Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Policy Statement 498: Click Here

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency & U.S. Geologic Survey (April 1987) “Saving Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands – The Need for a Long Term Plan of Action”: Click Here

Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast by Mike Tidwell: Click Here

The Rise and Disappearance of Southeast Louisiana by Dan Swenson: Click Here

Houma Courier Newspaper (May 28, 2009) “Bikers Join Fight Against Coastal Land Loss”: Click Here

Miami Herald (June 9, 2009) “Scientists: Global warming has already changed oceans”: Click Here

Explore & Play in Louisiana’s Outdoors: Click Here

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana:
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program:
Voice of the Wetlands:
Gulf Restoration Network:
USGS National Wetlands Research Center:
Restore or Retreat:
Bayou Grace:
P.A.C.E. (Parishes Against Coastal Erosion):