13-93-CWS | September 9, 2013
BILOXI, Miss. – Volunteer registration for the 25th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup is now open. Groups, families and individuals are invited to volunteer. Groups are asked to register by Oct. 7. This year’s event will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Oct. 19.
Mississippi Coastal Cleanup is the state’s largest cleanup effort and includes more than 70 sites in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties, as well as the barrier islands. Volunteers will be provided with trash bags, gloves, data cards and pencils.
Last year more than 2,500 volunteers worked to clean the Coast’s mainland and barrier island beaches and waterways, as well as lakes, rivers, marshes, bayous and estuaries up to Interstate 10. During the 2012 cleanup, volunteers picked up nearly 55,000 pounds of trash.
To register, go to www.mscoastalcleanup.org.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: www.mscoastalcleanup.org