Click here to return the CZ11 homepage
Coastal Zone 2011


Check out our list of webinars

“Making Gulf Prosperity Gumbo”

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 10-11:30 AM

- Combine equal parts heritage, culture, healthy ecosystems, green jobs, and a diverse economy, season well, and serve.

Come explore the importance of mixing together a well-done restoration of the Gulf ecosystem and a sizzling and diversified economy to produce a satisfyingly sustainable future for the Gulf of Mexico post-Deepwater Horizon. Gulf-based representatives – aka “chefs” from different sectors - natural resource conservation, commercial /recreational fishing, outdoor recreation, oil and gas, and community development – will weigh in with their perspectives on the most important ingredients for success and answer how to create a sustainable Gulf ecosystem and economy while preserving the rich heritage and culture of the region. Join us for a lively discussion about the ingredients with a group of guest “chefs” as we consider the best way to make “Gulf Prosperity Gumbo”. This session promises lively dialogue - meaty and provocative, and it might get a little hot in the kitchen, all of which it is guaranteed to leave attendees feeling pleasingly full yet craving more information.

The moderator and guest “Chefs” for the panel include:

Moderator:
Jeanne Nathan, President of Creative Industry, Inc., an economic and cultural development, urban planning and marketing consultancy in New Orleans, as our moderator; and

The moderator and guest “Chefs” for the panel include:

  • Patrick Barnes, President of Barnes, Ferland & Associates, Inc., an environmental engineering and hydrogeological consulting firm and Founder of Limitless Vistas, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people gain training and job skills in coastal restoration and other green careers, to represent the green jobs sector.


  • Dr. Jon Bell, Professor - Extension LSU Agricultural Center Department of Food Science to represent the commercial and recreational fishing perspective.


  • Dr. John Kelly; Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Gulfport, Mississippi, representing municipal and local government.


  • Randall Luthi, President, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA).


  • Bob Marshall, Pulitzer prize winning reporter and outdoors editor for the Times –Picayune, representing outdoor recreation.


  • Jeanne Nathan, President of Creative Industry, Inc., an economic and cultural development, urban planning and marketing consultancy in New Orleans, as our moderator.


  • Eileen Sobeck, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks in the Department of the Interior.



SPECIAL GUEST CHEF
Dr. Larry Robinson, Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Management (NOAA) and Deputy Administrator. Dr. Robinson is NOAA’s representative to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, and will provide remarks and perspectives on NOAA’s role in the intergovernmental efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of Gulf Coast ecosystem restoration actions.

Return

Chicago Photos

Conference Downloads


CZ11 Sponsors The Nature Conservacy Department of the Interior Illinois Natural Resources US Army Corps of Engineers NOAA EPA