Board Members (Emeritus)
North Baton Rouge Environmental Alliance(NBREA)
Board Member Emeritus, deceased 2016
Florence Robinson is a retired Professor of Biology who spent many years advocating for her community that faced threats to their health due to the surrounding industry. Her tireless work made her one of the iconic leaders of the environmental justice struggles in Louisiana and earned her the Heinz Award in the Environment.
Calcasieu League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) / Sabine Riverkeeper
Board Member Emeritus, deceased 2018
Paul Ringo is a resident of Lake Charles and works as a registered nurse. Paul has spent many years as a concerned citizen working to protect the people and environment of Southwest Louisiana, particularly in Calcasieu Parish. Most recently, Paul became the official Sabine Riverkeeper, a licensed organization of the international Waterkeeper Alliance.
Dr. Griff Blakewood
Renewable Resources Institute, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Board Member Emeritus, deceased 2014
Dr. Griff Blakewood served as Action Head of the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He had a long history of working with LEAN. Prior to his death, he was working to establish the “Discovery Trail” which is designed to connect primary and secondary school educators with opportunities to teach hands-on science in a natural setting.
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