NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Restore the Mississippi River Delta, a coalition of conservation, policy, science and outreach experts from Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Pontchartrain Conservancy, will host a virtual panel to mark the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
August 29 marks 15 years since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing nearly 2,000 people and devastating communities and coastal wetlands. Louisiana has come a long way in the past 15 years in restoring coastal areas that act as a natural buffer against storm surge — but there is still much work to do to achieve comprehensive restoration that can protect our communities from future storms.
• Charles Allen, National Audubon Society Community Engagement Director
• Angela Chalk, Healthy Community Services Executive Director
• Bren Haase, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Executive Director
• Andy Horowitz, Author of Katrina: A History, 1915-2015 and Tulane University Assistant Professor of History
• Barbara Johnson, The Great Delta Tours Founder
• Michael Hecht, Greater New Orleans, Inc. President and CEO