Entergy steps up environmental stewardship

Oct. 1, 2007
Entergy Foundation announced today that it will provide a grant for $37,500 to the America's WETLAND Conservation Corps (AWCC) as one of the company's latest efforts to serve as a leader in its industry for environmental responsibility. The AWCC is a partnership between the America's WETLAND Campaign and the LSU AgCenter that engages 18 members and hundreds of volunteers in hands-on coastal restoration and recovery activities. "Entergy has tremendous interest in ensuring that Louisiana's...

• Company supports wetland education and restoration

NEW ORLEANS, LA, Sept. 27, 2007 -- Entergy Foundation announced today that it will provide a grant for $37,500 to the America's WETLAND Conservation Corps (AWCC) as one of the company's latest efforts to serve as a leader in its industry for environmental responsibility. The AWCC is a partnership between the America's WETLAND Campaign and the LSU AgCenter that engages 18 members and hundreds of volunteers in hands-on coastal restoration and recovery activities.

"Entergy has tremendous interest in ensuring that Louisiana's coast is protected by healthy wetlands," said Patty Riddlebarger, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Entergy. "The America's WETLAND Conservation Corps is a great match for Entergy's increasing interest in coastal restoration, and we are glad to be a part of the program that we know will make a difference in the lives of our customers."

The AWCC oversees various projects including vegetative planting, restorative interventions, community-wide clean-ups, and educational projects for members, volunteers and the communities they serve. The Conservation Corps builds community pride and environmental awareness through volunteerism and will log at least thousands of volunteer hours during the year while promoting responsible stewardship and conservation.

"Entergy's commitment to a sustainable future for Louisiana is clearly demonstrated by its grant to support the efforts of the AWCC," said Valsin A. Marmillion, managing director of the America's WETLAND Foundation. "Together, we can work toward a better future for the people and the great ecosystem supported by America's WETLAND."

In addition to its partnership with America's WETLAND, Entergy recently announced another restoration project in partnership with Ducks Unlimited. Entergy recognizes its environmental leadership role and firmly believes that it should be proactive in its efforts to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment. That role is reaffirmed through the company's investments in gas-fired and nuclear generation, as well as its commitment to purchase combined-cycle gas turbines--with state-of-the-art environmental technology-- for ongoing and future development projects.

The America's WETLAND Conservation Corps is a partnership between the America's WETLAND Foundation and the LSU AgCenter. The program is supported by an AmeriCorps grant administered by the Louisiana Serve Commission in the office of the Lt. Governor, Mitchell J. Landrieu. The America's WETLAND Foundation manages the America's WETLAND Campaign -- the largest, most comprehensive public education campaign in Louisiana's history. The Campaign was launched to raise public awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss on the state, nation and world.

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