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.

Kemps ridley sea turtle heads back to gulf after laying eggs.

Texas’ Coast is at High Flood Risk, But Solutions at Hand

The roughly 6.5 million Texans that live near the Gulf Coast face some of the highest flood risks in the nation. Many Texas coastal cities are, in fact, ranked at … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

“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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more