Coastal restoration advocate Kerry St. Pé honored

Kerry St. Pé, executive director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, has been named an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects for his notable service to the profession.

Honorary membership is one of the highest honors the group can give to non-landscape architects. Since the association was formed in 1899, the society has inducted only 162 honorary members.

Throughout his career, St. Pé has worked to protect significant Louisiana landscapes and to educate the public about the region’s fragile ecosystem. The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program is a nationally recognized effort dedicated to preserving and restoring the 4.2 million-acre area between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers in Southeast Louisiana. Under his leadership, BTNEP has mounted an aggressive outreach and education campaign and actively engages the public through volunteer efforts.