22nd Annual Coastal Stewardship Award Winner: Edward Overton

Dr. Edward Overton, professor emeritus of the Department of Environmental Sciences at LSU’s College of the Coast & Environment, will be the recipient of a 2017 Coastal Stewardship Award on April 7, 2017. The awards are presented by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and honors individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding commitment to the coast and have made significant contributions to the restoration and conservation of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. Professor Overton’s award is in the category of Coastal Stewardship.

Dr. Ed Overton

“Dr. Overton has been tireless in his efforts to apply sound scientific knowledge to help solve some of the most consequential environmental issues facing coastal communities. He is a world-renowned expert in identifying oil from specific spills and determining its fate and transport to the coastal environment. He is a gifted, enthusiastic educator, who has the ability to make technical subject matter interesting and pertinent for students. Dr. Overton is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Environmental Sciences at LSU and is Founder and Chairman of Analytical Specialists, Inc.” The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

More information on the (CRCL) 22nd Annual Stewardship Awards Banquet is available at crcl.org.