Tab Benoit: Voice of the Wetlands

From up in the air, activist Tab Benoit bears witness to the coastal erosion and loss of wetlands in southern Louisiana.

Musician, pilot, and activist, Tab Benoit is also the founder of the non-profit organization, Voice of the Wetlands. This organization works to restore local wetlands and bring awareness to the coastal erosion happening in southern Louisiana.

From the air, Benoit sees the changes that industrialization has had on the area. In his interview Benoit remarked, "All up and down the Mississippi you see things that try to make it do something that man wants it to do, but eventually it comes back to bite you. It's not going to work: When you have something that powerful you have to learn how to live with it."

Video courtesy of Expedition: Blue Planet.

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