Coastal Conservation comes to Minden Lions Club

By Tracy Campbell
Guest speaker for today’s noon meeting of the Minden Lions Club meeting will be David Cresson, executive director and CEO of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Louisiana.
In that role, David oversees the organization’s conservation programs, legislative initiatives, coordinates development activities with CCA’s 26 local chapters and 20,000 members and volunteers. He also oversees CCA’s staff at its Baton Rouge headquarters.
Born and raised in Metairie, David says his awareness of and interest in marine conservation comes from his many years of fishing along Louisiana’s coast. He began saltwater fishing at a young age with his late father, who was an avid outdoorsman and member of CCA Louisiana.
David describes himself as an avid angler who spends most of his time chasing speckled trout and redfish in the waters around Venice, Louisiana, where he and some friends own a modest fishing camp.
David admits, however, that his first and favorite role is that of husband and father. He and his wife, Melissa, have lived in Baton Rouge for nearly 20 years and have had four beautiful children along the way.
The Minden Lions Club meets Thursdays at noon at the American Legion Memorial Home, located at 119 Pine St. in downtown Minden.