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Are you ready for some football? Louisiana’s coast is gearing up for MNF on 9/30

AW_logoThe 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.

This news comes to us just as I have learned that Ruth Patrick has died at the age of 105 years old. Patrick, recipient of dozens of the nation’s top science awards including the National Medal of Science, died Monday at The Hill at Whitemarsh retirement community in Lafayette Hill, Pa., according to the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University. She would have loved to know that a cause near and dear to her heart was going to be receiving national recognition at a popular sporting event.

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.