Maintaining your home septic system

Although the majority of coastal homeowners are connected to public sewage systems, a large percentage of families live in rural or suburban areas that aren’t served by public utilities. When properly designed, sited, constructed, and maintained,...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Aug 06, 2015

Oyster gardening season off to good start

Oyster gardening oysters are about a month old, and have grown significantly from our June start. 

Program wide, our mean height is 21.6 mm, a 300-percent increase from our starting size of approximately 7 mm. Gardeners from around Mobile Bay are...

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Jul 30, 2015

Register now for the 2015 Mississippi Master Naturalist course

BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippians interested in working with the state’s natural resources can get in-depth education and certification through an 8-week course.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 17, 2015