Conference on coastal restoration set for New Orleans

May 26, 2018 - 4:19 pm
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards will be a keynote speaker when a three-day conference dedicated to restoring and preserving Louisiana's coast opens.

The State of the Coast conference begins Wednesday in New Orleans. It's sponsored by two non-profit organizations — the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the Water Institute of the Gulf — along with Louisiana government's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

Other featured speakers include Marvin Odum, the chief recovery officer for the city of Houston; and Jason Clay, a senior vice president of the World Wildlife Fund.

The event, held every two years, brings together more than 1,000 attendees, including scientists, natural resource managers and landowners.

It will also feature a Friday mini-conference called "Restoration on the Half Shell" for those wanting less technical information.

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