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Jacques works as Communications Director the Environmental Defense Fund in Louisiana and Restore the Mississippi River Delta, raising awareness to Louisiana’s land loss crisis, its far-reaching implications on people, wildlife and the economy, and the restoration solutions available to address it. Jacques leads a team that leverages public communications and innovative marketing strategies to build support for restoration of Louisiana’s coast. Prior to joining Audubon, Jacques worked as the Public Affairs Manager at Mother Jones in San Francisco, where he helped elevate the profile of the news organization and its reporting. Previously, he worked at Google in its advertising department and then on the company’s corporate communications team focusing on YouTube. Jacques graduated from Dartmouth College with a dual major in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Jacques is a native son of Louisiana, having grown up in the town of Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish, where his family had lived for generations. In 2015, he participated in Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Emerging Leaders program, in 2016, Jacques completed the Institute for Environmental Communication at Loyola University, and in 2018, he was an Aspen Ideas Festival scholar. Gambit selected Jacques as one of its “40 Under 40” for 2018. | As Executive Director of Restore or Retreat, a non-profit coastal advocacy group working to identify and expedite the implementation of aggressive, large-scale restoration projects, Terrebonne Parish native Simone Theriot Maloz works with Restore the Mississippi River Delta on the local, state and federal levels to advocate for the needs of the disappearing Louisiana coast, specifically the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins. Since the devastating hurricanes of 2005 and the 2010 oil spill, she has also been tracking the process of the different planning efforts underway, including the Natural Resources Damage Assessment Act (NRDA), Clean Water Act Penalties, the 2012 and 2017 State Master Plan Update and the Louisiana Coastal Area Study projects, all to ensure the needs of the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins are being adequately met with the necessary sense of urgency in the face of what is at stake. She was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation in the summer of 2014, and is a member and co-chair of the Commission’s Diversion Subcommittee. Simone plans on having the Louisiana coast continue to serve as her home and the home of her children and grandchildren.
Taming the unruly Mississippi. Is it the height of folly?
April 6, 2021
The biggest wetlands restoration project in the world
March 23, 2021
The Big Bang: Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion is a Go
March 10, 2021
Louisiana' latest coastal restoration plan has been released
March 2, 2021
Good food with a side of Louisiana coastal policy
February 17, 2021
The coming EIS for the Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion
February 9, 2021
A two-wheeled podcast.
January 27, 2021
A new National Estuarine Research Reserve is coming
January 11, 2021
Greg Grandy, Louisiana's CPRA sums up the year
December 29, 2020
Covering the weather of the Gulf coast with John Snell
December 23, 2020
Pontchartrain Conservancy pushes forward in spite of Covid
December 16, 2020
Hurricanes, climate change and New Orleans. Lots to say.
December 8, 2020
Making the Best Seafood Cookbook in the World
September 29, 2020
Inside the preparation & response to a major hurricane
September 9, 2020
The Deep Impact of Katrina, not soon forgotten.
September 7, 2020
Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) on the coast.
August 25, 2020
Community history is at stake on the Louisiana Coast
August 25, 2020
CPRA seeks OK for Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Project
July 14, 2020
Don't miss the latest from the ever-dynamic Louisiana coast!
May 26, 2020
A drop in from ASP Host Tyler Buckingham
March 10, 2020
Don't miss the latest from the Louisiana coast.
January 29, 2020
Re-plumbing the Mississippi River: Can we restore the delta?
January 16, 2020
Don't miss the latest from the Louisiana Delta
October 14, 2019
Jump in to National Estuaries Week down in the bayou.
September 25, 2019
Get your line wet with this great coastal fishing show!
September 11, 2019
Steve Caparotta breaks down the science of the LA delta
September 4, 2019
Gulf Week continues with Jacques and Simone's latest episode
August 21, 2019
Congratulations to Delta Dispatches on 100 awesome episodes!
July 31, 2019
Illuminating the coastal issues of the Louisiana coast
June 18, 2019
Jacques and Simone are back this week from the Delta
May 21, 2019
Another great update from down the bayou in NOLA
May 7, 2019
Jacques and Simone back with another great show!
April 23, 2019
One of the best Delta Dispatches episodes from 2018
April 15, 2019
A look to the future of community coastal educational
March 18, 2019