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Atchafalaya Basinkeeper 15th Anniversary Gala

  • Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center 201 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA, 70801 United States (map)

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Photos By Jo Vidrine

What an Amazing Event!!!!

Keynote Speaker: Bobby Kennedy Jr. President/ Co-Founder Waterkeeper Alliance

Thank You WRKF for sharing our event!

Looking at Past Accomplishments

Issues of Today

and

Hope for the Future!

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Music by Drew Landry

Great Dinner

Door Prizes

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Robert Kennedy Jr: “Hero for the Planet”

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Drew Landry

Drew Landry

Drew Landry - Folksinger & Filmmaker

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Dean Wilson - Atchafalaya Basinkeeper

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Our Sponsors

Our Wonderful Sponsors

Healthy Gulf is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region. For 25 years Healthy Gulf has utilized science, policy expertise, and organizing to conserve marine life, sustain coastal communities, protect water, resist dirty energy, and defend wetlands.    While Healthy Gulf operates throughout the Gulf states, they are proud to work closely with watershed organizations like Atchafalaya Basinkeeper. It is through these relationships that significant environmental battles are won. We congratulate Atchafalaya Basinkeeper on their 15 wildly successful years and continued success. - Matt Rota   https://www.healthygulf.org/

Healthy Gulf is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region. For 25 years Healthy Gulf has utilized science, policy expertise, and organizing to conserve marine life, sustain coastal communities, protect water, resist dirty energy, and defend wetlands.

While Healthy Gulf operates throughout the Gulf states, they are proud to work closely with watershed organizations like Atchafalaya Basinkeeper. It is through these relationships that significant environmental battles are won. We congratulate Atchafalaya Basinkeeper on their 15 wildly successful years and continued success. - Matt Rota

https://www.healthygulf.org/

Sponsored By Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

Sponsored By Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

"We are a huge fan of Dean Wilson and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper. Our mission is to educate and spread awareness of the natural environment within the community and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper has been helping us achieve this goal for over six years. We are very proud of Dean and all his accomplishments and are honored to be a part of this celebration."  https://acadianamasternaturalist.org/

"We are a huge fan of Dean Wilson and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper. Our mission is to educate and spread awareness of the natural environment within the community and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper has been helping us achieve this goal for over six years. We are very proud of Dean and all his accomplishments and are honored to be a part of this celebration."
https://acadianamasternaturalist.org/

As a company that is fully committed to sustainability through the making of bags & backpacks, Tchoup Industries makes it part of their mission to support local Louisiana environmental organizations. They are especially fond of Atchafalaya Basinkeeper because of their role as a unique guardian of our fragile ecosystems. The work Dean and this organization are doing are so essential for conserving our beautiful landscapes for future generations to enjoy. - Tchoup Industries    https://tchoupindustries.com/

As a company that is fully committed to sustainability through the making of bags & backpacks, Tchoup Industries makes it part of their mission to support local Louisiana environmental organizations. They are especially fond of Atchafalaya Basinkeeper because of their role as a unique guardian of our fragile ecosystems. The work Dean and this organization are doing are so essential for conserving our beautiful landscapes for future generations to enjoy. - Tchoup Industries

https://tchoupindustries.com/

Some of Atchafalaya Basinkeeper’s Notable accomplishments:

  • Saved most of our coastal cypress swamps (over half a million acres) from becoming cypress mulch or wood pellets, stopped all illegal development of wetlands in the Basin.

  • Worked with pipeline companies and oil companies to minimize their impacts.

  • Running a very effective monitoring and enforcement program.

  • Stopped illegal dumping of oil waste into our Basin’s wetlands.

  • Stopped our Basin from becoming a dump for oil and fracking waste from all over the country.

  • Permit enforcement that our agencies are not doing.

  • ABK has protected more wetlands than any other group. We are honored that Dean Wilson (Founder and Executive Director) was chosen as one of 20 out of over 300 Waterkeepers around the world as a Waterkeeper Warrior representing the best of the Waterkeeper Alliance.