Marisa Escudero

Déjà Crue, all over again

Déjà Crue, all over again

By Brad Walker, Missouri Coalition for the Environment – Rivers Director                                                                       Here we go again; another major Midwest flood and lots of earnest questions about why it happened, who’s to blame, how we can fix it, etc., etc., etc. Comparison of the Missouri, Mississippi and Meramec Rivers water volumes – December 19th ...[Read More]

Federal Flood Protection Standards One Year Later

Federal Flood Protection Standards One Year Later

Originally Published by Natural Resources Defense Council, February 16, 2016 By Rob Moore One year ago, President Obama issued a directive to all federal agencies to begin preparing for sea level rise and the increasing risk of flooding caused by climate change. The directive established new federal flood protection standards that will go a long way towards making the nation more resilient. One ye ...[Read More]

The WCI Protests Too Much…Methinks

The WCI Protests Too Much…Methinks

Originally Published by Missouri Coalition for the Environment, February 1, 2016 By Brad Walker, Rivers Director                                                                       In late December 2015 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published an op-ed by the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) and Sierra Club regarding the America’s Watershed Initiative’s (AWI) Mississippi River Basin Rep ...[Read More]

Support Agency Implementation of Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

Support Agency Implementation of Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

Special Thanks to Joel Scata with Natural Resources Defense Council for this great summary on how YOU can continue to help implement the Federal Flood Risk Management Standards. In January 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order 13690 (EO 13690), updating federal policy concerning floodplain development and establishing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (standard).  EO 13690 reemphas ...[Read More]

Federal Flood Risk Management Standards Updated Just in Time for Record-breaking Winter Floods

Federal Flood Risk Management Standards Updated Just in Time for Record-breaking Winter Floods

By Marisa Escudero, Water Resources Manager, National Wildlife Federation Winter 2016 has been a wet one for many of our WPNetwork Members. Major flooding on the Mississippi River and its tributaries prompted flood warnings for parts of Alabama, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. At least 22 deaths over several days in Mis ...[Read More]

Top 5 Reasons Nature-Based Solutions Help Protect Wildlife and You

Top 5 Reasons Nature-Based Solutions Help Protect Wildlife and You

By Marisa Escudero, Water Resources Manager, National Wildlife Federation “Top 5 Reasons Nature-Based Solutions Help Protect Wildlife and You” Healthy rivers, coasts, and wetlands solve water resources problems with nature-based solutions. These approaches rely heavily on ecosystem services to help safeguard wildlife, your community, and you! Ecosystem services include clean water, habitat for fis ...[Read More]