Summary: As Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) advances its draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the next few months will be critical in the fight to restore Louisiana’s coast. To keep you engaged and informed, we will bring you discussions on important aspects of coastal restoration, the latest coastal news and events, interviews with relevant experts, business and community leaders, and more.
Welcome to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. This week Simone and Jacques talk with Erin Plitsch of Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Erin is a Coastal Resources Scientist with CPRA’s Operations Division in New Orleans and also serves as Chair of the Caernarvon and Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion technical working groups.
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert and Simone Maloz. On today's episode, Dr. Kristine Strickland, Chancellor of Fletcher Technical Community College joins the show today to talk about workforce development, coastal literacy, and much more! Dr. Strickland was awarded Educator of the Year by Lafourche Chamber of Commerce at its 2017 Annual Awards Banquet. She's followed by Martin Mantz, Coastal Restoration Program Manager at Nunez Community College who discusses ongoing and upcoming coastal restoration projects.
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert and Simone Maloz. On today’s show, Kristi Trail of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation talks to Jacques and Simone about the unprecedented opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway for the third time in four years. Chip Kline, chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) also stops by to talk about the Bonnet Carré opening is an opportunity for people to pay attention to what we’re trying to do in the Master Plan. Finally, Alisha Renfro, National Wildlife Federation, closes the show with a bigger picture conversation about the high water event in the Mississippi River and what to expect next.
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz and Jacques Hebert! On today’s show Kara Lankford, Director of Gulf Coast Restoration at National Audubon Society, stops by to about Audubon's latest Comprehensive Gulf Restoration Plan. The report highlights projects and programs critical to helping the region. Later on the show, Erik Johnson, Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon, Louisiana, joins the show to talk about the elusive Black Rail and why coastal restoration is so important for shorebirds.
On today’s show, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham stop by to tell listeners about Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network, which will now be featuring the Delta Dispatches podcast. Listen in to hear all about the work Tyler and Peter are doing for the coast and what’s coming up in Delta Dispatches.
On today’s show Blaise Pezold, Coastal & Environmental Program Manager of the Meraux Foundation joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about what he does for the Meraux Foundation, what a typical day entails, what it was like to help design the Bayou La Loutre Ridge & Marsh restoration project and more! Erin Brown, from National Wildlife Federation’s Vanishing Paradise program also stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about Cook Off for the Coast, duck hunting season and more!
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. They're joined by Lucas Bissett, Fly Fishing Charter Captain of Low Tide Charters, who talks about his role with Low Tide, getting a first-hand view of Louisiana's coastal land loss crisis, and his documentary. Later in the show, they're joined by Ryan Chauvin, Digital Marketing and Communications Manager for Restore The Mississippi River Delta Coalition and National Audubon Society to talk about a new ad that will air during this weekend's big game!
On today’s episode of Delta Dispatches, Simone and Jacques are joined by Eric Carnegie, Owner of Jolie Pearl. He talks about his background, how Jolie Pearl got its start and how oysters differ depending on where they are sourced, off-bottom production and much more! Continuing on the theme of oysters Christa Russell, Restoration Program Assistant with CRCL joins the program to talk with Jacques and Simone about their oyster shell recycling program, what people can expect when they volunteer and the latest stats on the oyster shell program.
On this episode of Delta Dispatches, Simone and Jacques welcome Mark Davis and Christopher J Dalbom, JD from the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy. They talk about presenting at January’s CPRA board meeting, some of the biggest legal issues facing Louisiana’s coast, and their upcoming seminar on coastal law and more! Later in the show, they’re joined by the campaign director of Restore the Mississippi River Delta, Steve to talk about CPRA’s announcement regarding the permit for the Mid Breton Diversion on the east bank of the river.
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. Today's first guest is is Bren Haase, executive director of Coastal Progress & Lost Lake at the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). To kickoff the show, Bren looks back at the CPRA's successes in 2018 such as Whiskey Island, Lost Lake, and Center for River Studies. Next, we look ahead to what's next for coastal restoration in 2019. To end the show, Simone and Jacques bring on Kenny Bahlinger, a project manager with CPRA. After talking about Kenny’s role with CPRA, the hosts ask Kenny about the Lost Lake Project and more!
Welcome to the final Delta Dispatches of 2018! Hosts Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz catch up with all their friends to recap 2018 and look forward to a great New Year. Special thanks to all our guests: Chip Klein, Robert Twilley, Steve Cochran, Alisha Renfro, Alex Kolker, Arthur Johnson, Brad Barth, Lauren Averill, Clint Wilson, Derek Brockbank, Jimmy Frederick, and Rudy Simoneaux!
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. On today’s show Anne Hawes, Outreach & Engagement Director & Public Information Director of CPRA joins the show to talk about her background, CPRA’s work to protect & restore coastal Louisiana, how many projects that are currently in construction across the coast, and CPRA's new blog and tools! In the second half the show, Dr. John Lopez, Director, Coastal Sustainability Program of Pontchartrain Basin Foundation also stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about the Ponchartrain Estuary Atlas, the Swamp Restoration Suitability, Oyster Habitat Suitability, the Lights on the Lake event on December 15th and more!
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Richard Condrey, former professor at LSU in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about his background, the value of Louisiana fisheries to the rest of the world, the Baton Rouge Audubon Society (BRAS) and his blog "The Great Barrier Reef of the Americas: Coastal Lessons from the Past." Natalie Snider, director of science policy at EDF also joins the show to talk with Simone & Jacques about The Great Barrier Reef of the Americas, the impact the loss of the GBRA had on our wetlands & marshes, the importance of oyster reefs for a sustainable coast, creating an artificial reef and much more!
On today’s show Erik Johnson, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Louisiana & Justin Lehman, Coastal Marshbird Technician, also from Audubon Louisiana stop by to talk with Jacques & Simone about being vocal about stopping the proposal to build an airport on Elmer’s Island, how things are going restoration wise from a bird perspective, Justin’s typical day in the Louisiana marshes, the new project Black Rails, the surveys being conducted and more! Arthur Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED) also stops by to talk with Simone & Jacques about Cypress seedlings being planted into their urban wetlands and how to get involved in their C.R.U.S.H. program.
On today’s show Dr. Jay Clune, President of Nicholls State University joins the program to talk about his path to becoming President of the university, and what makes Nicholls a special place including Nicholls Farm and the Nicholls Center of Excellence and business incubator. Simone and Jacques are also joined by Nicki Boudreaux, the Instructor of Mass Communication at Nicholls. She talks about what made the intersect the coast and communicating, and how she has seen communication change since she has been at Nicholls.