Is it “last call” for Louisiana’s coast?

Coastal-Desk-SavethedateREVISEDThe WWNO-FM series by The Lens’ Coastal Desk reporter Bob Marshall reveals this sobering consensus from coastal scientists and state officials:  If the master plan for the coast isn’t completed over the next 40 years, most of southeast Louisiana will be under water before the end of the century.

Join Bob as he moderates a panel discussion of experts to see if they agree and take your questions on this vital issue: John Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America, David Muth, head of the National Wildlife Federation’s Louisiana Coastal Project; Anne Rolfes, founder of Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Kerry St. Pé, head of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program and Aaron Viles, deputy director at the Gulf Restoration Network.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

 

 

 

 

SPONSORED BY
The Lens, Loyola University School of Mass Communication and WWNO-FM, 89.9

WHEN
Wednesday, May 22
6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE
Loyola University New Orleans
School of Mass Communication, 4th floor
St. Charles Avenue @ Calhoun Street

RSVP
amueller@TheLensNola.org or (504) 258-1624

Light refreshments will be served

Interested in learning more about this topic?  We encourage you to read the following articles:
http://www.nola.com/speced/lastchance/
http://www.nola.com/coastal/
http://thelensnola.org/2013/02/27/top-state-official-rebuts-dire-warning-insists-coast-can-be-saved/
http://thelensnola.org/2013/04/10/new-research-indicates-mississippi-river-diversions-could-harm-marshland/

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