Cindy Brown

Cindy BrownA native of New Orleans, Cindy Brown is program director for The Nature Conservancy in the Gulf of Mexico, where she is leading the organization's long-term, gulf-wide conservation and restoration efforts. Previously, she oversaw the Conservancy's Mississippi River and Delta conservation activities in Louisiana, where she gained a unique perspective on and appreciation of the enormous challenges of working with upstream partners to restore coastal ecosystems.

Prior to coming to The Nature Conservancy, Cindy was an environmental planner with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Cindy holds a Master's of Environmental Management degree from Duke University.

Cindy's Posts

Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake Up Call for Coastal Restoration

September 7th, 2012

Hurricane Isaac is a reminder of our vulnerability and a wake-up call that we need to use this amazing opportunity to reverse the fate of the Gulf Coast by investing in coastal restoration. More

Two Years Later: Restoring the Gulf

March 28th, 2012

It's been two years since the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill. See what it will take to restore the Gulf of Mexico — not just from the effects of the oil spill, but from the decades of degradation that have gone before. More

The Moment Is Now: Notes from the Gulf Summit in Houston

December 7th, 2011

The Harte Research Institute's Gulf Summit in Houston, Texas has shown that there is a strong and surging commitment to change the future of the Gulf of Mexico for the better. More

Crazy, Muddy Fun in the Gulf of Mexico

January 25th, 2011

They were cold, wet and happy to be helping restore the Gulf—500+ volunteers helped us build the beginning of a new oyster reef in Mobile Bay, Alabama. More

Hope on the Half-Shell

January 19th, 2011

Can the Gulf of Mexico truly be restored? Cindy Brown says it's already happening, and another major step towards achieving that goal will be taken this weekend. More

Boots in the Water: Moving Forward in the Gulf

August 30th, 2010

Conservancy projects interrupted by the spill are starting up again—take a tour of what's happening and find out what's next from our Gulf Coast program director Cindy Brown. More

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