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Jun 1, 2020

In episode 113 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Moira McDonald of The Walton Family Foundation. Moira shares the focus of the foundation, with an emphasis on Louisiana coastal planning, wetland restoration and the role of the Mississippi River in adaptation. We also discuss strategic planning at a foundation; integrating adaptation into conservation planning and the challenges of risk taking for a foundation. Moira also discusses the role of the foundation in local community planning and much more!

Topics covered:

  • Learn about the Walton Family Foundation’s Environment program.
  • Discussion on their work in the Mississippi delta.
  • The Mississippi is a unique resource for adaptation to help with flood mitigation and restoration.
  • How the foundation chooses to invest in local communities.
  • Discussion on if foundations are too conservative in how they fund projects.
  • Risk taking versus prudent grant making – finding a middle ground.
  • The Foundation’s upcoming strategic plan.

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