No other place on Earth is disappearing as quickly as the Barataria-Terrebonne estuarine system. In the process, we are losing not only valuable resources, but also a natural flood-protection system that absorbs storm water before it can harm our low-lying communities. Many of us have heard about the alarming land loss rates so many times that we have begun to take them for granted, even as we worry every year about flooding. Fortunately, we can save our "terre-bonne," or "good earth," and our ways of life if we work together and make smart choices. The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program invites you to join this effort now while we still have time to make a difference.