Jessica Ritter

As Policy Specialist for Gulf Restoration, Jessie advocates on behalf of NWF’s Gulf Coast Restoration and Mississippi River Delta Restoration programs to protect and restore the Gulf of Mexico coastal area, increasing its resiliency in the face of storms, floods, sea level rise, oil spills, and other threats to wildlife and coastal communities.
Everglades National Park is home a unique subspecies of seaside sparrow, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow. Photo: NPS / Lori Oberhofer

Closing the Gaps in Gulf Restoration

For most people, the acronyms NFWF, NRDA and even RESTORE may look like gibberish, but these collections of letters represent funding streams for restoring the Gulf in the wake of …

Dolphins. Photo credit: NWF

BP Settlement: $18.7 Billion for the Gulf

Last Thursday, as Americans were stocking up on fireworks for Fourth of July festivities, Gulf Coast residents had something else to celebrate. Five years and two months after the devastating …

Great Egret, Ardea alba. Photo by Rodney Cammauf, National Park Service

American Wetlands Month in Review: Trouble for the Everglades

This May marks the 25th anniversary of American Wetlands Month – an opportunity to celebrate the critical ecological and economic importance of wetlands for the country. Wetlands improve water quality, …

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