CBS Sunday Morning will feature the Marsh Mission team this Sunday, September 12. Tune in to see the interview shot in the Terrebonne Parish marsh.

From left to right: Cleve Mathis, Mike Fernandez, and Pam McDonough of the CBS Crew are next to Eric Dement, fisherman and Sue Lockwood in the bateau used to film CC and Rhea.

 

CC and Sue reached the Mississippi border today. Here they are with Mississippi behind them and the Pearl River in front. Its been a long journey, in fact they have traveled 2,500 miles in the Wetland Wanderer since last November, another 2,300 miles by bateau and more by foot, road and plane. It's 205 miles via the Intracoastal water way from the Sabine River in Texas to the Pearl River at Mississippi. 

The other half of the Marshmission team, Rhea Gary has covered lots of miles via her bateau and car getting her view via paintings  The materials for the book are almost ready to be turned over to LSU Press to go through the editorial process and the coffee table edition will be ready for the book stores next summer.


The Wetland Wanderer anchored in Lake Salvador enjoys a cooling summer shower.

 

Atchafalaya Basin Sunsets, the best in the world in my opinion.  Here you see the sun setting behind some stately bald cypress trees at the edge of Flat Lake.

 

This inspiring image of a rainbow over a brackish marsh with dead live oaks instills hope, but the beauty and symbolism distracts from the reality of the 1900 square miles of wetlands lost to erosion in Louisiana.


A trawler style yacht anchored peacefully behind Trinity Island at sunrise. The barrier islands that make this scene possible and protect the marsh from Gulf storms and waves are eroding at an average of 30-40 feet per year.

 

Litter washed in from the Gulf of Mexico on eroding Trinity Island, a barrier island. Last Island, Louisiana .

 

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