Presentations


2018 State Conference

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
“Microplastics: An Invisible Problem in Louisiana Waters”
Mark C. Benfield, Louisiana State University Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
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Litter Gitter: Intercepting Storm Water Litter
Don Bates, Vice-President of Thompson Engineering/Owner of Osprey Initiative,
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Why is Community Appearance Key to Economic Development?
Stacey Neal, Director of Community Development at Louisiana Economic Development
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Leave No Trace: Protecting Wetlands for Everyone
Nova Clarke, Refuge Ranger at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Educating Businesses on Green Practices: Plant the Seed
Liz Shephard, Director of LifeCity
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Recycling Resources Available for Communities
Rob Taylor, Senior Technical Asst. Specialist for The Recycling Partnership
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Keep Louisiana Beautiful: Year in Review
Susan Russell, Executive Director, Keep Louisiana Beautiful
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Art Inspiring Action: Tackling Marine Debris Through Local Action
Sonia Ahrabi-Nejad ,The Audubon Institute
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Share and Grow: Programs to Take Back to Your Community
Bead Recycling Program by Suzanne Bourgeois, Director of Operations, STARC
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Tree Legacy Program by Donna Curtis, Executive Director of Shreveport Green

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Compost 101 by Stuart Hodnett, Director of Ouachita Green
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How to Establish Litter Court in Your Community
Rick Moore, St. Tammany Parish Constable and Director of Keep St. Tammany Parish Beautiful
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Understanding the Challenges of Waste Tires
Chuck Carr Brown, PhD, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
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