Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Inc

Dedicated to Protecting and Restoring The Atchafalaya Basin for Future Generations

aka Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Inc

Plaquemine, LA


OUR MISSION Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, a member organization of Waterkeeper Alliance, was founded by Dean Wilson in 2004 with a mission to protect and restore the swamps, lakes, rivers, streams and bayous of the Atchafalaya Basin for future generations. At the onset, ABK set out to save Louisiana's coastal cypress forests from ongoing destruction by the cypress mulch industry. After working as a commercial fisherman for 16 years, Dean witnessed first-hand the systematic destruction of the Basin at the hands of regulators and private interests. Since it's inception, Basinkeeper has worked to patrol and advocate for the Basin through education, monitoring and enforcement. ABK works with diverse partner organizations, communities, agencies, regulated industry commercial and recreational users

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Dean WIlson

Main Address

P.O. Box 410

Plaquemine, LA 70806 USA







Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

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