CRCLectures Series Premiere, “Our Once and Future Coastal City,” David Muth
Our speaker this month is David Muth, a New Orleans native who has spent his lifetime along the Louisiana coast, studying its geology, ecology, plants, wildlife, history and culture. After graduating with a degree in history from the University of New Orleans, he worked at the National Park Service at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and as the Louisiana state director of the National Wildlife Federation. He will be speaking on “Our Once and Future Delta City.”
Successfully living in a delta means living with water. But fundamentally, we are still trying to patch together a system designed when the intention was to drain, fill and develop for agriculture and industry every square inch of coastal Louisiana. David asks: Why aren’t we thinking differently? Why not think about how the system works first and what we must do to survive and prosper within it?