Friday, August 14

FOR THE BAYOU: A WEST COAST BENEFIT FOR LOUISIANA'S WETLANDS

Every thirty minutes Louisiana loses the equivalent of one football field of wetlands. Louisiana has 40% of the nation's wetlands and is experiencing 90% of this nation's wetlands loss. Since the erosion began, Louisiana has lost a total of 2000 square miles of wetlands, (1.2 million acres). The loss of Louisiana’s wetlands is equivalent to the size of 42.5 cities of San Francisco. Wetlands are not only an important environmental habitat, but they also provide essential barrier protection from hurricanes.

"For the Bayou" is a San Francisco Bay area non-profit dedicated to helping raise awareness and restore Louisiana's wetlands. They invite you to attend the Cajun Cup Polo Benefit on August 22 to support the cause. If you're unable to make the West-Coast-to-Athens-Georgia commute for SFA's Potlikker Film Festival, check this out!

There'll be good cajun food (in California!) and music by Zachary Richard. For more information, visit www.forthebayou.com.