Emily Powell

Emily is the coastal resilience specialist for NWF’s Gulf of Mexico Restoration Campaign, working to advance climate adaptation and nature-based approaches to protect people and wildlife from the impacts of climate change and other natural hazards. She has over nine years of experience working on climate adaptation and resilience planning with communities and other stakeholders across the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts.
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Wildlife Calm in the Storm

At the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in coastal southeast Texas, a three-mile stretch of restored dunes and renourished beaches held up to the battering winds and torrential rains of Hurricane …

One Year After Hurricane Harvey, Are We Ready for Future Storms?

It’s been one year since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, lashing the coast and dumping record-breaking amounts of rain over Houston and surrounding communities. The resulting floodwaters damaged over 204,000 residences …

Hurricane Season is Here: Preparing our Coast for the Future

Subtropical Storm Alberto just drenched much of the southeast, killing at least four people. Significant storms before the official start of hurricane season seem to be becoming less and less …

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