The Creole Nature Trail All American Road leads you through south Louisiana’s coastal wetlands, one of our country’s most important natural assets.
Today, these wetlands are threatened both by past manmade adaptations and through environmental changes. We all need to work to understand and preserve them for future generations.
The quiet serenity and splendor of these marshes mask a powerful and vital environmental engine that works unceasingly to support and sustain a vast portion of the North American eco-system.
They did not form overnight. They were thousands of years in the making, and every aspect contributes to their environmental usefulness.
These life-giving, life-supporting wetlands are a national treasure and critical part of our country’s remarkable heritage.
Function of the Wetlands
Witnessing the astounding beauty of the Creole Nature Trail’s coastal wetlands, you realize that of itself, this splendor is worthy of preservation. And there are many, many other critical functions the wetlands fulfill making them vital not just to Southwest Louisiana but to the whole country.
Each of these wetland functions are intrinsically linked to one another.
The Creole Nature Trail’s wetlands: