NWNL is headed to the “Bathtub!” – The geographic inspiration for the movie, “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” As director, Benh Zeitlin put it, “This is the edge of the world.”
Isle de Jean Charles is a sliver of marshland, deep in the bayous of Louisiana – also ground zero for climate change in the US. It is home to Native Americans that live off the land and water, a place of extraordinary biodiversity and beauty, but the Isle de Jean Charles is rapidly disappearing. The environment, history and culture of this coastal region is truly fascinating – Read more about it here.
Keep your fingers crossed that Island Rd ain’t flooded!
I’ll leave you with some Hushpuppy wisdom….
“Sometimes you can break something so bad, that it can’t get put back together.”
“The whole universe depends on everything fitting together just right. If one piece busts, even the smallest piece… the entire universe will get busted.”
“I see that I am a little piece of a big, big universe, and that makes it right.”
• Pollution from Industrial, Agricultural and Urban Runoff.
• Protection of Migratory Birds and Watershed Biodiversity.
• Loss of Cypress, Hardwood Forests and Wetlands.
• Effectiveness of Levees, Locks and Dams, and Floodways.
• Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Resource Management.
Louisiana shrimp boat
Mississippi River barge
Why support a No Water No Life expedition?
NWNL expeditions help raise global awareness of freshwater availability, quality and usage. For eight years, NWNL has returned with interviews, still photos and video imagery from our six case-study watersheds in North America and Africa. This documentation informs and inspires actions that will help insure… fresh water, for everyone, forever.
THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO RIVER NO WATER NO LIFE EXPEDITION HAS JUST ENDED!
How many miles did Alison’s ’88 BMW (a.k.a. Black Beauty)
travel within the Tennessee and Ohio River Basins
during No Water No Life’s 5 week documentation of the
values and vulnerability of fresh water resources in
WV, VA, NC, TN, AL, MS, KY, IL, IN, OH, and PA?
It only costs $5 for each guess you submit! Submit as many as you want! (Submit by Nov 8th!)