The Wetlands – Explore the Facts and Resources

Voice of the Wetlands was established in 2004 as a volunteer-based non-profit, focused on driving awareness about the loss of the wetlands in southern Louisiana. VOW was started by musician Tab Benoit who was born and raised in Houma, LA – one of the communities born of the wetlands. A coalition of local artists and business leaders recognized the urgency to save their homes and the culture of southern Louisiana.

Since its inception, VOW has hosted a number of efforts including an annual free, 3-day festival since 2004, and a bold initiative of taking over 50 New Orleans musicians to perform at the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. In addition, VOW has been represented to the federal government by Tab Benoit during sessions on Capitol Hill in 2008. The sessions focused on the urgency of restoring and the need to preserve the Louisiana wetlands.

Voice of the Wetlands takes an active role in driving awareness to restore the wetlands from a local to a national level. The organization prides itself in maintaining a mission that addresses all aspects, causes and solutions.

Voice of the Wetlands is the only cultural preservation and wetlands restoration organization comprised of members who were born and raised and continue to live in the communities created from Louisiana’s wetlands.




Hammonds Air Service – Phone: (985) 876-0584 –

Further your Voice of the Wetlands Experience and fly over the wetlands with Hammonds Air Service. See it for your self from the great blue skies as you travel over fresh water estuaries, the beautiful bayous to the depleting swamps of South Louisiana. Hammond’s is experienced and knows how to tell the story. Hammonds Air Service has been making this learning experience enjoyable for our festival goers for over 10 years.

American Bird Conservancy – It is more important to day then ever before that work together and support each other on the issue’s that are important to the Wetlands. The Voice of the Wetlands Organization supports the American Bird Conservancy on their mission to protect the Birds that inhabit our coast line and wetlands.

Do you enjoy fishing, boating, and playing on the beach? Well, then birds are important to you! Birds are an indication that our environment is healthy, and they are an integral part of a fully functioning ecosystem. Their sounds and presence along the Gulf is all part of the collective experience.