Kerry St. PéKerry St. Pé has been, for the past 10 years, the Executive Director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, an effort dedicated to preserving and restoring the 4.2 million-acre area between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers in Southeast, Louisiana . He worked for 23 years as a field biologist and regional coordinator for the Louisiana Departments of Wildlife and Fisheries and Environmental Quality. His wetlands restoration work has been featured in the best selling book Bayou Farewell, The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana 's Cajun Coast by Mike Tidwell and most recently in the PBS documentary, Washing Away: Losing Louisiana .