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Clifford Smith Honored with America's Wetlands Lifetime Achievement Award - Wednesday, May 30, 2012


May 31, 2012
Contact: Paula Rome
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Clifford Smith Honored with America's Wetlands Lifetime Achievement Award

Pictured are Jay Dardenne, Lieutenant Governor; Wm. Clifford Smith, TBS Chairman of the Board;
and R. King Milling, Chairman of the Board, America's Wetland Foundation

(Houma, LA) Wm. Clifford Smith, T. Baker Smith (TBS) Chairman of the Board, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the America's Wetland Foundation at the "Toast to the Coast” reception in New Orleans Tuesday evening. Mr. Smith was honored as a long time coastal restoration and protection advocate.

Clifford has been an active member of many coastal restoration and protection initiatives and organizations including the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Restore or Retreat. Mr. Smith has also served as a member-designee of the Mississippi River Commission, established by Congress is 1879 to provide water resources engineering direction and policy advice to the Administration, Congress, and the Army in a drainage basin that covers 41 percent of the United States and parts of two Canadian provinces by overseeing the planning and reporting on the improvements on the Mississippi River.

Clifford Smith said, "I am honored and humbled to receive this award because all of my coastal efforts through the years have been for preservation—for my life, my family and my community. Simply, I am motivated by the human survival instinct and have been fighting for years for the survival of our communities in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.”

America's WETLAND Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit organization that has acted as a neutral arbiter for Louisiana's coastal interests since its inception in 2002, elevating issues facing the Gulf Coast, specifically those of coastal land loss, to regional, national and international attention.

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