Iowa

Parish: Calcasieu Parish

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  • Gerry Ardoin Interview

    Gerry Ardoin of Iowa, Louisiana, challenged local and state public officials and one of the most powerful landowners in Calcasieu Parish—and won. After a six-and-a half year fight, and only $3,000.00, she stopped Western Waste, a major corporation from building a municipal solid waste landfill, five hundred feet from her retirement home. Gerry formed the environmental club Iowans for a Clean Environment (ICE). She also worked on various other environmental issues in Calcasieu Parish. Audio interview with Gerry Ardoin for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
  • Gerry Ardoin Interview, part 2

    Part 2 of audio interview with Gerry Ardoin for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.
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