Vets Saving Coastal Habitats with Whit Jones | Sea Change

November 10, 2022

With gratitude for service to America on Veterans Day.

Join host Jenna Valente and her guest Whit Jones for a special rebroadcast Veteran’s Day episode of the Sea Change Podcast. Whit is the South Carolina Operations Director for Wounded Nature-Working Veterans, an organization founded by veterans and provides veterans, boaters, and community volunteers, the opportunity to make a real environmental difference by trying to fix ocean trash and debris problems in critical wildlife habitats.

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Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.