Expert Panel to Address Community Concerns on MRGO Wetland Restoration


Chalmette, LA — With hurricane season heating up, the Army Corps of Engineers, levee board and parish government officials, environmental organizations, and community leaders will meet on Tuesday to answer questions on efforts to restore wetlands destroyed by the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and increase storm protection.
The forum is being coordinated by the MRGO Must Go coalition.  Free dinner will be served.

St. Bernard Parish Community Forum
Timothy Doody (Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East President)
William McCartney (St. Bernard Parish Coastal Zone Management Administrator)
John Lopez (Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Coastal Sustainability Program Director)
Greg Miller (U.S. Army Corps Senior Project Manager)
Ron Chapman (NUNEZ Associate Professor of History)
William Hyland (St. Bernard Parish Historian)
Tuesday, August 11th 6:30-8:30pm
St. Bernard Council on Aging (next to government complex)
8201 A. West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, Louisiana

**Interview Opportunities**
The MRGO Must GO coalition is a group of 17 environmental, community, and social justice organizations working together to restore and protect Coastal Louisiana and the people who reside there.  Contact Amanda Moore, National Wildlife Federation for more information: (225) 229-1944.

MRGO Must Go Coalition members include: American Rivers, CAWIC, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Environmental Defense Fund, Global Green, Gulf Restoration Network, Holy Cross Neighborhood Association, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation,, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, Lower Ninth Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, MQVN Community Development Corporation, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club – Delta Chapter.


~ by vermilionaire on August 6, 2009.

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