Lorena Pospisil Interview

Lorena started one of the first environmental groups in Louisiana in 1980, called Concerned Citizens of Cenla (CCC). In 1983, she stopped a proposed solid waste landfill from being built in the small rural community of Pollock, Louisiana. She helped prevent two other commercial solid waste landfills from being built in Rapides Parish. In 1987, she started the first successful recycling program in Alexandria, Louisiana. In 1988, she organized an informational conference in Alexandria, Louisiana to address and educate citizens about pesticides and the aerial spraying of pesticides and their effects on humans. She has participated on many state and local environmental committees and has served as president and board member of Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN). Lorena enjoys spending time dining out with her gal pals, and creating children’s quilts and sending them to St. Jude’s hospital. On August 17, 2013, Lorna celebrated her 90th birthday. Audio interview with Lorena Pospisil 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.