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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.

Delta Dispatches Restore the Mississippi River Delta

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

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.

    From Headwaters to the (Delta) Dispatches:

    From Headwaters to the (Delta) Dispatches:

    Today’s episode explores the other end of the Mighty Mississippi by welcoming Trevor Russell, Water Program Director with Friends of the Mississippi River. Based in Minnesota, Russell paints a picture of the upper river, discusses his organization’s work to enhance the health of the Mississippi River from the Twin Cities and beyond. In particular, he highlights the organization’s award-winning State of the River report, the Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative (MRRRI) Act they are advocating for along with the Mississippi River Network, and more!

    • 35 min
    Exploring a Living Lab on Louisiana’s Coast

    Exploring a Living Lab on Louisiana’s Coast

    Christopher Esposito, Ph.D., Research Scientist with The Water Institute of the Gulf, joins the podcast to discuss his journey from being an educator in a New Orleans math classroom to a leading scientist helping understand and inform coastal restoration efforts on Louisiana’s coast. Chris discusses the newly-launched Bay Denesse Living Lab Initiative, a physical site in Plaquemines Parish where scientific research is combined with active restoration, as well as other projects from coastal science to river management.

    • 38 min
    “River Hero” Arthur J. Johnson on Community Resilience and Coastal Restoration

    “River Hero” Arthur J. Johnson on Community Resilience and Coastal Restoration

    On this week’s podcast, Jacques is joined by Arthur J. Johnson, CEO, of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED). Arthur was recently recognized by the River Network for his leadership and impact on communities along the Mississippi River. Arthur discusses new programs at CSED, including glass recycling for coastal restoration and a new young leadership cohort. Arthur also reflects on the need for restoration of the MRGO Ecosystem to support people and nature across the Greater New Orleans region. Learn more about CSED and support their work https://sustainthenine.org/

    • 42 min
    Paddling the Mighty Mississippi with John Ruskey

    Paddling the Mighty Mississippi with John Ruskey

    This week, Jacques spoke with John Ruskey, one of the most knowledgeable river guides and paddlers of the Mississippi River. John shares his life experiences gathered from over 40 years paddling the Mighty Mississippi. Tune in to learn about John’s work and how you too can experience the Mississippi firsthand!

    • 46 min
    2022 Hurricane Season with Steve Caparotta

    2022 Hurricane Season with Steve Caparotta

    With the start of Atlantic hurricane season, Simone and Jacques bring back one of Louisiana's most trusted weathermen, WAFB's Steve Caparotta, to talk about storm season, how to stay prepared and his new podcast Coast and Climate.

    • 26 min
    Storm Sweep 2022 with Kristi Trail

    Storm Sweep 2022 with Kristi Trail

    With summer fast approaching, Jacques and Simone (united once again!) sit down with Kristi Trail, Executive Director of Pontchartrain Conservancy (PC). Kristi is excited to be in person with events again and PC has plenty of ways to get involved! They’ve got ongoing volunteer opportunities, the Lighthouse Museum is open again for tours, and this weekend they’re hosting their annual Storm Sweep, which kicks off this Saturday, May 28th! Be prepared this hurricane season at https://scienceforourcoast.org/stormsweep2022/.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Bw1996!!! ,

Count me in as a new subscriber!

Very informative and well delivered message. I’m hooked.

Abeline ,

Great info!

Delta Dispatches is a great resource for folks who want to learn more about the important details of coastal restoration.

Lizzy Doe ,

Check it out!

Educational and informative - with a dash of fun! The hosts do a great job of making coastal restoration accessible and interesting. Definitely recommend!

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