The Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation

The Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation was incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit environmental organization with a mission to involve a representation of a broad base of people to support the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP). This includes supporting the mission of stewardship of the cultural, economic and ecological resources of the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins.

Learn about our Board of Directors here.

Some of the Ways the Foundation Supports BTNEP:

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For projects including vegetative plantings, restoration of bird nesting grounds, wetlands, and maritime forests as well as invasive species and litter removal programs.


Support local and visiting volunteers to help with restoration and preservation efforts hosted by BTNEP.


Sponsorships fund educational events throughout the sixteen parishes of the estuary.


BTEF supports coastal bird research that serves in the protection of habitat for migratory and resident birds.