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Mission Statement


The mission of the Louisiana Wetland Education Coalition (LaWEC) is to further the knowledge and understanding of the Louisiana wetlands through education and communication in the following ways:

  • To distribute information and resources focused on Louisiana wetlands to the K-12 educational community and general public.
  • To provide opportunities to communicate with and among wetland agencies, organizations, and teacher groups.
  • To enhance partnership opportunities among agencies, organizations and teacher groups.
  • To share methods of dissemination, communication, and outreach.

The objectives of the Louisiana Wetland Education Coalition (LaWEC) are:

  • To provide teachers access to educational resources focused on wetlands.
  • To provide the public with access to wetland materials.
  • To provide interagency communication opportunities about member projects and resources.
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Sign Up to Receive LaWEC Listserve Messages


We are happy to announce the creation of a new listserve to meet the needs of educators interested in the Louisiana wetlands. An informal group called the Louisiana Wetland Education Coalition (LaWEC) has initiated this tool to help distribute materials and workshop information that are focused on wetlands information and appropriate for the K-12 education forum (both informal and formal education).

If you would like to join the Louisiana Wetland Education Coalition listserve, then you will need to sign up. Send a message to the following email address,, with only the following line listed in the body of the email:

SUBSCRIBE LAWEC-L YourFirstName YourLastName

For example:


You should not put anything in the subject line. It is important that you remove any automatic signatures from the email that is sent, otherwise the signup process will not work. You will get a return message indicating that you have been subscribed to the listserve along with information on other listserve operations you can perform (such as unsubscribe, etc.) Contact Pam Blanchard if you have trouble joining the listserve.

As a participant, you are welcome to send messages to folks subscribing to the Louisiana Wetland Education Coalition listserve. We ask that participants focus their emails on educational opportunities and materials directly related to wetland education. To send a message, address the email to The message will be distributed to all those who have signed up to the listserve.

Anyone is welcome to join this listserve - including educators learning about Louisiana wetlands through the JASON Expedition: Disappearing Wetlands. If you have any questions, we’d be happy to try to answer them. It is a great opportunity to spread the word about the great educational resources available from Louisiana agencies devoted to teaching about Louisiana's fragile coast, estuaries, and wetlands.


Pam Blanchard, Dianne Lindstedt, Deborah Schultz, Susan Bergeron

Contact Information:

Pam Blanchard, Ph.D
LSU Dept of Curriculum & Instruction
223-D Peabody Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-2297
Fax: (225) 578-9135
Dianne Lindstedt - Education Coordinator
201 Sea Grant Bldg., Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7507
Phone: (225) 578-1558
Fax: (225) 578-6331
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator
USGS National Wetlands Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: (337) 266-8623
Fax: (337) 266-8513
Mel Landry
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program Office
Nicholls State University Campus
P.O. Box 2663
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 1-800-259-0869
Phone: 985-447-0868
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About This Site

The Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act Program web site contains information and links relating to coastal restoration projects in coastal Louisiana. This site is funded by CWPPRA and is maintained by the USGS National Wetlands Research Center.