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Volunteers needed for Mississippi Coastal Cleanup

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate in the 29th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup that will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. With 50 sites across Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties, volunteers will remove tons...

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By: Melissa Schneider/Mandy Sartain / Published: Oct 02, 2017

Coastal Cleanup volunteers can reduce microplastics in water

Since 1988, thousands of Mississippi Coastal Cleanup volunteers have removed millions of pounds of trash from Mississippi beaches, waterways and barrier islands. During last year’s Mississippi Coastal Cleanup alone, 14 tons of litter was removed....

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By: Mandy Sartain / Published: Sep 21, 2017

Scientist to teach workshop on macrobenthic organisms

Professor Chet Rakocinski of The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab invites academic researchers, private consultants, agency personnel and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of relationships among the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 24, 2016

Let’s clean up the Coast

If you are a fan of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s scenic views and abundant wildlife, you should consider doing your part to help clean up our beaches and waterways. Become a volunteer at the 28th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup on Saturday,...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 07, 2016

Floodplain managers, planners visualize future flooding impacts

Suppose the City of Biloxi’s population doubled and you had to determine where to locate new infrastructure and housing to accommodate another 40,000+ people. That’s what participants of the Gulf Coast Community Flood Resilience Workshop were...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Sep 19, 2016