Children Lend a Hand for Coastal Restoration


Children Lend a Hand for Coastal Restoration Louisiana Star Tab Benoit Gets the Project Rocking

WHO: Tab Benoit, National Wildlife Federation, and Louisiana Wildlife Federation

WHEN: 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 2009

WHERE: Nature & Your Neighborhood (Tent #19, Governmental Plaza, near St. Louis St.), Baton Rouge Earth Day Festival

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Benoit will appear at the Nature & Your Neighborhood tent at approximately 4:00 p.m. to help launch a banner project calling for a federal commitment to Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.  The 40+ foot banner, which reads “Our Coast.  Our Future.  Restore the Wetlands,” will be decorated with the handprints of children attending the 20th annual celebration of Louisiana Earth Day.  Benoit also plans to display the banner onstage during his 5:00-6:30 p.m. performance on the Earth Stage.  The banner will continue to be decorated by children throughout Louisiana until reaching its final destination in Washington, D.C. this fall.

Contact: Maura Wood, National Wildlife Federation (225-205-2804 or


~ by vermilionaire on April 17, 2009.

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