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Environmental Roundtable: SWAMP WARS: THE FIGHT FOR THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Kimberly Kahn · kjkahn@loyno.edu · 5048652599

Location: Monroe Hall Room 610

Environmental Roundtables are facilitated discussions of important environmental issues, hosted by the Loyola University Environment Program. Facilitators include Environment Program students, faculty and guest hosts.

SWAMP WARS: THE FIGHT FOR THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN 

Dean Wilson, founder and executive director of Atchafalaya Basinkeeper (ABK), will discuss this local NGO’s mission to protect and restore the swamps, lakes, rivers, streams and bayous of the Atchafalaya Basin for future generations, and its partnerships with regional to international NGOs such as the Waterkeeper Alliance. Mr. Wilson will also discuss some of ABK’s legal work, including past successes such as saving over half a million acres of cypress-tupelo swamps from deforestation and present projects including their efforts against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.  For more information go to: https://www.basinkeeper.org

Lunch will be provided!

Find more information on our website: http://cas.loyno.edu/environment/environmental-roundtable

For questions please contact Dr. Eric Hardy at emhardy@loyno.edu or Kimberly Kahn at kjkahn@loyno.edu. 

 

 

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  • Environment