Top Outdoor Writers Tour BP Oil Spill Disaster

NWF and DU host media tour to raise awareness and support for the critical funding and policy response needed to restore the Gulf Coast.

07-26-2010 // Aislinn Maestas
fishing rods and man watching them

Eleven top outdoor writers are in South Louisiana this week touring the devastating impacts of the BP oil spill disaster.

During their three day tour, the writers will visit some of Louisiana's oil-drenched marshes and barrier islands, attend listening sessions with recreational and commercial hunters and anglers, and participate in a sportsmen’s rally.

"I’m thrilled to have such a great group of outdoor writers get a first-hand look at the oil spill impacts to fish and wildlife, which have compounded the plight that Coastal Louisiana was already experiencing," said NWF's Land Tawney. "Large scale restoration efforts must be the silver lining that takes us forward.”

Joining the tour are Pullitzer Prize-winning columnist Bob Marshall and 2010 National Conservation Achievement Award Winner Chris Madson. The writers on the tour contribute to a host of outdoor publications, including Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, North American Hunter, North American Fishermen and Wildfowl – publications with over 5 million combined readers.

National Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited are hosting the tour as part of their Vanishing Paradise campaign.

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