Jul 19, 2010 12:47 PM by Melissa Canone


Lafayette, LA- Cypress Tees, LLC joined forces with America's WETLAND Foundation's Conservation Corps to
help with the oil spill recovery. 30% of the proceeds of 'Bird of Paradise' t-shirt or romper sales will be
donated by Cypress Tees to AWF's restorative planting efforts to begin rebuilding Louisiana's damaged coastal
nesting grounds and habitats.
"After the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, we wanted to do something to help with the clean up." Said Wendy
Begneaud, co-owner of Cypress Tees, LLC, "For Gretchen (Durbin) and I, we felt the best way to help was to
look to the future and team up with a reliable, responsible group who will work to rebuild and restore the beautiful and vital areas of coastal Louisiana we all cherish."

The 100% cotton shirts and rompers are light blue and with a chocolate brown design featuring the Brown
Pelican nesting on the words 'Bird of Paradise'. Adult shirts sell for $21; youth shirts and rompers are $18.
To purchase, go to Ladies shirts and toddler rompers are currently available at
Jewelie's in Lafayette.

Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, Cypress Tees, LLC designs and sells fun, 100% cotton t-shirts celebrating
Southwestern Louisiana. The company is owned by local residents Wendy Begneaud and Gretchen Durbin.
America's WETLAND Foundation's Conservation Corps is an LSU AgCenter-based AmeriCorps program which
manages volunteers and is conducting restorative plantings in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill. For more information regarding America's WETLAND Foundation please go to their website:

CONTACT: Wendy Begneaud, Cypress Tees, LLC

Lisa Noble, America's WETLAND Foundation

Cypress Tees, LLC
2851 Johnston St.
Suite 127
Lafayette LA 70503
copyright 2010 Cypress Tees, LLC



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