Ecosystem and Coastal Management


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Mission
To build and manage a resilient and sustainable coastal community by stewarding restoration projects with state and federal agencies; educate our parish on coastal issues through outreach and community education events; and manage construction, development, and production activities in our coastal zone.

History
Jefferson Parish lies entirely within the Louisiana Coastal Zone established by the State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978 (Act 361). Because Jefferson Parish lies entirely within the Louisiana Coastal Zone the impact of the State's Coastal Zone Management Program is vitally important to the future of Jefferson Parish. In recognition of that impact, Jefferson Parish developed the Jefferson Parish Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program in 1984. Our local CZM Program which was approved by the state on January 4, 1985, is consistent with the state guidelines and with the policies and objectives of Act 361.

Staff
Jason Smith
Permit Specialist
(504) 731-4625
JSmith@jeffparish.net

Seamus Riley
Project Specialist
(504) 736-6441
SMRiley@jeffparish.net

Misty Camardelle 
Administrative Assistant
(504) 736-6719
MCamardelle@Jeffparish.net

Jayd Myers
Outreach Specialist
(504) 736-6719 ext. 9437
JHill@Jeffparish.net