Job Opening: Senior Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation

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Job Opening: Senior Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation

07.11.2014 | By Job Opening: Senior Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation

DESCRIPTION: The Outreach Coordinator will develop and implement outreach and engagement strategies to advance priorities of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration program. Focusing on the Greater New Orleans area, the Outreach Coordinator will educate and engage community leaders and other key stakeholders, such as the faith community, neighborhood associations, student groups, landowners, and elected officials. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Plan, develop, and execute an education and outreach campaign in the Greater New Orleans area to garner support for coastal restoration Identify, engage …

Job Opening: Communications Director, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

07.10.2014 | By Job Opening: Communications Director, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is a non-profit advocacy organization established in 1988 to unite business interests, scientists, landowners, national and local conservation groups, local governments, hunters, anglers and a broad spectrum of concerned citizens in a shared mission of restoring and protecting a sustainable coastal Louisiana. CRCL seeks to hire a Communications Director that is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating all communication activities to consistently articulate CRCL’s mission of restoring and protecting a sustainable coastal Louisiana. …

Job Opening: Communications Coordinator, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign

07.01.2014 | By Job Opening: Communications Coordinator, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign

Position: Communications Coordinator, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign Job Location: Baton Rouge, LA Type: Regular, Full-Time Job Category: Communications/Marketing Overview: Now in its second century, the National Audubon Society is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory …

Louisiana business community calls for protection of state’s Coastal Trust Fund

05.21.2014 | By Louisiana business community calls for protection of state’s Coastal Trust Fund

By Derek Brockbank, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign Director Louisiana businesses have long known that a healthy coast is essential to the state’s economy. But a healthy coast means restoration, and restoration takes funding. So it’s no surprise that businesses are lining up to support House Bill 490 (HB 490) in the legislature this year, because this legislation would make sure Louisiana’s Coastal Trust Fund is used only for coastal restoration and protection, with no exceptions. Michael Hecht, President and …

Profiles in Resilience: ORA Estuaries wins 2014 Water Challenge business pitch at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

04.14.2014 | By Profiles in Resilience: ORA Estuaries wins 2014 Water Challenge business pitch at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

By Keenan Orfalea, Communications Intern, Environmental Defense Fund Last month, ORA Estuaries took first place in the 2014 Water Challenge business pitch competition at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. The Baton Rouge-based company beat out four other startups to claim the prize, which included $50,000 in seed money as well as free office space and legal counsel for a year. This support will help the company to expand the use of its innovative products and services in restoring Louisiana’s wetlands. ORA …

Job Opening: Coastal Scientist, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

01.06.2014 | By Job Opening: Coastal Scientist, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Position Open Immediately – Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Position in Coastal Restoration – Coastal Scientist / GIS New Orleans, Louisiana Deadline: COB January 27, 2014 About Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation: The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is a not-for-profit environmental organization and is an equal opportunity employer. LPBF has an immediate opening for a coastal scientist at our offices at Pontchartrain Beach Office (2045 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA.). The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation was established in response to environmental concerns …

Internship: Communications Intern, Mississippi River Delta, Environmental Defense Fund

12.12.2013 | By Internship: Communications Intern, Mississippi River Delta, Environmental Defense Fund

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. …

Job Opening: Coastal Outreach Coordinator, Louisiana Wildlife Federation

12.04.2013 | By Job Opening: Coastal Outreach Coordinator, Louisiana Wildlife Federation

JOB NOTICE POSITION: COASTAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR Baton Rouge, LA (posted December 4, 2013 – open until filled) Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF), a statewide organization representing a broad constituency of conservationists including hunters, anglers, campers, birders, boaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts who believe in conservation and protection of our state’s natural resources, is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to serve as the LWF Coastal Outreach Coordinator. Since 2010, LWF has built a broad constituency of Louisiana sportsmen and other wildlife …

Job opening: Plaquemines Parish Outreach Coordinator

09.11.2013 | By Job opening: Plaquemines Parish Outreach Coordinator

Description: National Wildlife Federation is currently seeking a Plaquemines Parish Outreach Professional Coordinator. Our campaign advocates for coastal restoration through the implementation of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, with the mission of re-connecting the Mississippi River to the delta to protect people, wildlife and jobs. This position will work with coastal parish residents to provide information about sustainable, cost-effective restoration projects based on sound science, and to understand community members’ concerns about the impacts of these projects. This position will be …

Job opening: New Orleans Metro Area Advocacy Coordinator

09.10.2013 | By Job opening: New Orleans Metro Area Advocacy Coordinator

Description: The Mississippi River Restoration Delta Campaign seeks an effective, dynamic, energetic individual to lead outreach efforts in the New Orleans Metro Area with the aim of building awareness and support around the importance of restoring Louisiana’s coast. The New Orleans Metro Area Advocacy Coordinator will focus efforts in the New Orleans Metro Area with the possibility of work in Jefferson, Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. The Metro Area Coordinator will work under the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign Field Director and …

Wildlife tourism in Louisiana

09.05.2013 | By Wildlife tourism in Louisiana

This is the second post in a series about wildlife tourism and the Gulf Coast economy. By Will Lindsey and Rachel Schott, Environmental Defense Fund Datu Research LLC’s recently released report, “Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy,” shows how wildlife tourism is a vital component of the Gulf Coast economy and links the industry’s success to the health of the Gulf’s unique environment and ecosystems. Taking a closer look at the report allows one to see the full economic …

What is wildlife tourism?

08.23.2013 | By What is wildlife tourism?

This is the first in a series of posts about wildlife tourism and the Gulf Coast economy. By Will Lindsey and Rachel Schott, Environmental Defense Fund A new economic report by Datu Research LLC studied the important contribution that wildlife tourism provides to the economic vitality of 53 coastal counties and parishes across the Gulf Coast states. Wildlife tourism, which includes wildlife watching, recreational fishing and hunting, generates $19 billion per year in revenue for the Gulf Coast. Renowned for …

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Joint Ocean Commission Initiative report underscores importance of coastal restoration

08.07.2013 | By Joint Ocean Commission Initiative report underscores importance of coastal restoration

By Rachel Schott, Environmental Defense Fund In June, the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, a bipartisan 16-member council representing diverse ocean interests, released a new report, “Charting the Course: Securing the Future of America’s Oceans.” The report outlines important ocean reform and coastal restoration recommendations for Congress and the Obama Administration. Being an “ocean nation,” the health of the U.S. economy is closely tied to health of its oceans. For Gulf Coast residents, this specifically means the Gulf of Mexico. The …

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Profiles in Coastal Restoration: Allied Concrete Company

08.05.2013 | By Profiles in Coastal Restoration: Allied Concrete Company

By Will Lindsey, Environmental Defense Fund Allied Concrete Company, a 68-year-old firm based in Charlottesville, Va., is creating new business opportunities by partnering with conservation groups to deploy miles of new oyster reefs along the Gulf Coast. These reefs are composed of an innovative concrete product and create both a restored ecosystem habitat as well as a new business opportunity for Allied Concrete. In 2011, the 100-1000 Coalition began implementing a project to build 100 miles of oyster reefs in …

Gulf Tourism Depends on a Healthy Gulf

07.09.2013 | By Gulf Tourism Depends on a Healthy Gulf

PRESS RELEASE Contacts: Molly Moore, Sanderson Strategies Group, 202.682.3700, molly@sandersonstrategies.com Elizabeth Skree, Environmental Defense Fund, 202.553.2543, eskree@edf.org Gulf Tourism Depends on a Healthy Gulf New report shows wildlife tourism is central to Gulf Coast economy (New Orleans—July 9, 2013) The coastal environment of the Gulf of Mexico supports a $19 billion annual wildlife tourism industry that is highly dependent on critical investments in coastal environmental restoration, according to a survey released today by Datu Research LLC. “Wildlife Tourism and the …

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