11-102-CWS | October 7, 2011
BILOXI, Miss. – Volunteers in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties are still needed for the 23rd annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup to be held from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup—the world’s largest volunteer cleanup effort on behalf of the marine environment. Gov. Haley Barbour recently signed a proclamation in support of the annual award-winning event organized by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Mississippi Marine Debris Task Force.
Volunteers will clean up at more than 70 designated sites all along coastal Mississippi and the barrier islands.
Registration deadline for the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup has been extended to Oct. 9. Register online at www.mscoastalcleanup.org or call 877-BEACH 05 for more information.
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