Louisiana Governor Appoints New Leaders for Coastal Restoration and Protection

02.02.2024 | In Press Releases

(New Orleans – Feb. 2, 2024) Louisiana’s new governor, Jeff Landry, announced several key coastal appointments to his administration this week. Gordy Dove will serve as chairman of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority; Glenn Ledet, Jr. as executive director of the CPRA; and Tony Alford, as chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation.

Restore the Mississippi River Delta, an influential coalition of national and local organizations working to restore Louisiana’s coast, issued the following statement in response to the appointments:

“In our state, where more than 2,000 square miles of coastal wetlands have already vanished, leadership is essential to quickly convert plans into action. We look forward to working with Chairman Dove and his team to build upon the decades of extraordinary progress Louisiana has made to address our land loss crisis. We are committed to our continued partnership with CPRA, as we share an important goal – to better prepare our coastal communities for the future.”

Restore the Mississippi River Delta is comprised of the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Pontchartrain Conservancy. The coalition’s mission is to advance an equitable, safer, and flourishing coast for Louisiana’s communities, ecosystems and economy.

Media contacts: 

Lauren Bourg, National Audubon Society, 225.776.9838, lauren.bourg@audubon.org

Emily Guidry Schatzel, National Wildlife Federation, 225.253.9781, schatzele@nwf.org 

James Karst, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, 504.220.7899, james.karst@crcl.org

Regina Wilkins, Pontchartrain Conservancy, 504.836.2209, regina@scienceforourcoast.org 

Samantha Tausendschoen, Environmental Defense Fund, 715.220.9930, stausendschoen@edf.org