About Us

The Orleans Audubon Society is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of wildlife and wild places of the southeastern U.S. and to fostering an understanding and appreciation of nature.

The Orleans Audubon Society is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1949 and incorporated in the State of Louisiana on November 17, 1970.

We are a Chapter of the National Audubon Society, 771 members strong, servicing the following parishes: Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, St. John the Baptist, Orleans, Terrebonne, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, and Lafourche Parishes.

HAPPENING NOW


NOT ANOTHER DAM on the PEARL RIVER!

Please Write a Letter Opposing One Lake!

OAS and other local environmentalists and conservationists have fought versions of the One Lake project since 1996. While we’ve won similar battles before, the current version of the One Lake project has gained more support than we anticipated. Public comments on the project's draft Environmental Impact Statement are needed to stop this project!

The Problem: The One Lake project will cause substantial environmental damage not only in the immediate project area, but also along the entire Pearl River watershed downstream, including areas where Louisiana has planned coastal restoration projects. Alternatives to the 100-year flood event problem have not been given fair consideration, and the environmental damage that One Lake will cause has been given only superficial consideration in the draft EIS.

How you can help: Rankin Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District, which is sponsoring the One Lake project, is taking public comments, due September 6th, on this draft EIS. Please submit written comments expressing your concerns about the environmental damage that the One Lake project would cause. Comments should specifically address the many shortcomings of the draft EIS.

Comments are due September 6th!

Male Bald Eagle bringing a brim in his nest
Photo by Rrik Beck

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