Emily Guidry Schatzel

Emily Guidry Schatzel is the communications manager for NWF’s Mississippi River Delta Restoration program and a native of Houma in coastal Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. She works with NWF’s Louisiana and Gulf teams to increase awareness about the delta’s rapidly eroding wetlands and the need for comprehensive restoration following decades of river mismanagement and, most recently, the 2010 Gulf oil disaster. She holds a J.D. and a Master’s in Communications from Loyola University New Orleans and lives with her husband, their new daughter and three incredible dogs.

Sportsmen Call for Governor to Restore Louisiana Coast

In January, the National Wildlife Federation’s Vanishing Paradise program, joined by 124 outdoor businesses and groups, sent a letter to new Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards asking that he stand …

East Grand Terre Tar Ball

No Joke – Oil Still Contaminating Louisiana Coast

Yesterday, NWF and our coalition partners traveled out to Louisiana’s Barataria Bay to search for continued impacts from 2010’s Gulf oil disaster. We didn’t have to look very hard. Our first …

Five Years After the Oil Spill, Dead Dolphins and 25,000-Pound Tar Mat Found

One day after BP released a report saying the Gulf is on the road to recovery, we took a trip to one of the most impacted areas from the BP …

Mississippi River’s newest distributary in danger of being closed

Last year during Mardi Gras, the Mississippi River carved a small outlet through its bank and found a shorter route to the Gulf of Mexico.This was the river’s way of naturally …

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