Welcome Polly Glover, RoR’s Project Coordinator


RoR’s Hires Project Coordinator,
Polly Glover

Having assisted in planning RoR events for months now, the month of May marks Polly’s official start as Project Coordinator.  In her official role, Polly will continue to assist in planning and executing great RoR volunteer events like those of recent months past: Elmer’s Island Cleanup, West Grand Terre Marsh Planting, and the EarthDay/#LoveTheBoot Caminada/Cheniere Ida Debris CleanUp — as well as our upcoming annual meeting coming at the end of June.

A Little More About Polly

Polly is most of all a dedicated mother of four adult sons.  She has decades of advocacy for protection of the wetlands and is known for this passion across Louisiana and beyond.
Some of  her accomplishments/highlights include:

  • Daughter of a State of Louisiana Conservation appointee
  • Board Service on Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
  • CCA Board Member (presently)
  • Creator of ‘Feed the Fleet’ (addressing the needs of the commercial fleet post storms)
  • Worked towards restoration of our coast East to West
  • Partnering with NGOs in support of the CPRA Masterplan (now, for 3rd time).
  • Worked on disaster response for 3 decades beginning with Hurricane Mitch
  • Worked on ‘Vanishing Cemeteries of Leeville’ with Ted Jackson

In her late 30’s her life was thrown a curveball and it was the wetlands of the Barataria basin that help her find peace and heal.  After Hurricane Ida, Polly & RoR Executive Director Joseph Orgeron discussed putting on a ‘Feed the Fleet’ in Golden Meadow. From there, the two began working on West Grand Terre.  It was during those meetings, unbeknownst to myself and CPRA staff, that we learned my late dad had worked on the building of the marine lab on that island. On November 12th the most amazing group of volunteers assembled on WGT to plant approximately 8516 plants. The weather was less than ideal, and those diverse conditions seemed to galvanize our partnership in working to ‘Preserve Coast, Community & Culture.’

Polly Stuck In Mud

Joe & Polly at the end of a long day of pre-planning on West Grand Terre (Oct 2022).