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Blink, Richie

Richie Blink is the Plaquemines Community Outreach Coordinator at Restore the Mississippi River Delta and a founding member of New Harmony High School. In his roles Richie works closely with local stakeholders to ensure widespread support of sustainable coastal restoration of the Mississippi River Delta. Prior to joining the coalition Richie was employed with Plaquemines Parish Government as Coastal Zone Manager to achieve zero net loss of wetlands. Richie uses his extensive and lifelong knowledge of the Mississippi River Delta for both work and play. He has organized grassroots wetland restoration efforts that resulted in the planting of more than 15,000 cypress trees to reverse land loss and reduce storm surge near his home south of New Orleans. He serves as a board member of the Woodlands Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust organization focused on preservation of Louisiana’s coastal forest ecosystems. In his free time he guides motorboat tours into Louisiana’s coastal wetlands for Lost Lands Environmental Tours L3C. Always exploring, Richie holds a private pilot license and is a licensed boat captain.

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