I took a trip today with “Maitri”:http://vatul.net/blog/, “Jacob”:http://opensoundneworleans.com/ and “Ariella”:http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com/viewFeature.cfm?recid=1167 down to the “United Houma Nation”:http://www.unitedhoumanation.org/?q=node/74. The team from the “Beacons of Hope”:http://www.lakewoodbeacon.org/?page=volunteer went down in their truck to UHN Headquarters.

I encourage anyone who see’s the Wetlands as a major issue to take a ride down and see what we are losing.

Because when people say we are losing a “football field a day”:http://johnmbarry.com/bio.htm it makes you think of some vast space that does not include people, but that is not the case. This was a front yard last week.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...