Land Trust for Louisiana hosted its annual event this year and it was a great success!

 

This year’s meeting was a little bit different than past years with our guest speaker: David Muth, the Lousiana State Director of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and member of the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Campaign. This campaign is a joint effort among various national and local partners such as the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, and the Nature Conservancy of Louisiana to bring about comprehensive, systemic restoration of the Mississippi River delta.  David is a native New Orleanian and graduate of UNO who has spent a lifetime in the Mississippi River delta and on the Louisiana coast, studying its geology, ecology, plants, wildlife, history and culture.

Dr. Jay Addison, Board President, provided an update on our new statewide scope, our strategic planning activities thru the Gulf Coast Land Trust Partnership, and other new projects. Bridget Kelly, our newest Board Member, provided an overview of our exciting new urban efforts starting with projects in the New Orleans area

We also were introduced to our new staff members:  Marisa Escudero, Development Director, and Karen S. Babin, Office Coordinator.

Volunteer Appreciation:  A special Thank-You to our many volunteers! Especially Dr. Bonnie Lewis who received the Volunteer of the Year Award! Thanks Dr. Lewis for dedicating so much of your time to LTL!

 

For photos from the event, click here