Lacey McCormick

Lacey McCormick is the Communications Manager for NWF's National Water Program and the Gulf of Mexico Restoration Campaign. An Atlanta native, she has called Austin, TX home for over a decade. Find her on Twitter as @rifffleshell.
Kemp's Ridley hatchlings on their way to sea.

11 Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and a $100 Million Look Ahead

Eleven years ago, the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 people and for 87 days oil flowed into the Gulf, injuring critical habitat, fish, and wildlife. Even now, the impacts …

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7 Reasons to Support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The alarm bell is sounding for America’s wildlife species. Eastern monarch butterfly populations are declining sharply. In Florida, hundreds of manatees have already died this year. In fact, a recent …

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Leaking Phosphate Plant Puts Tampa Bay’s Manatees At Risk

Tampa Bay is facing a potential environmental catastrophe that could jeopardize decades of efforts to improve water quality and wildlife habitat for manatees, dolphins, fish, and sea turtles. An ongoing …

Satellite image of Hurricane Laura at 2:50 a.m. CDT on August 27, 2020.

7 Ways Congress Could Help Safeguard Communities and Wildlife From Hurricanes

This year is already bringing an unusually active hurricane season, with more than a dozen named storms, including five hurricanes, halfway through the season. NOAA is predicting we may see …

5 Unusual Species Found In and Around the Everglades

The Everglades once covered much of Florida from Orlando to Miami, but only about half of this unique subtropical wetland system remains today. Despite the losses, the Everglades is still …

“Just Keep Going With This Work”

The National Wildlife Federation’s Susan Kaderka has just been awarded the 2019 Terry Hershey Texas Women in Conservation Award by Audubon Texas. As the Regional Executive Director of the National …

A Storm of Controversy Over A Hurricane Protection Plan in Texas

More than six million people call the greater Houston metro area home. The busy Houston Ship Channel supports the nation’s largest petrochemical complex. If a powerful hurricane made landfall here, …

Gratitude for Gulf Restoration

Just before Thanksgiving, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced 21 new restoration projects across the Gulf totaling more than $280 million. The projects selected in this round–the sixth for this funding …

Toxic Green Slime & Dead Fish as Far as the Eye Can See

Southwest Florida is currently being hit not by one, but by two, massive outbreaks of toxic algae. It could take many years for these systems to fully recover. The National Wildlife …

Dump the Yazoo Pumps

Update: The rider mandating the construction of the Yazoo Pumps was removed at the last minute from the appropriations bill! Retweet below to thank the wildlife champions who made this …

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