Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Monday, August 14

Volunteers Needed for Coastal Cleanup

Volunteers in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties are needed for the 18th-annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup to be held from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. September 16. The event will be held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, the world's largest volunteer cleanup effort on behalf of the marine environment.

Volunteers will pick up marine debris at more than 40 designated coastal cleanup sites (zones) in all three counties and the barrier islands.

Registration deadline for the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup is September 1. Registration is available on-line at, or registration forms can be obtained by calling (228) 467-9048 in Hancock County, (228) 523-4141 in Harrison County, (228) 872-8340 in Jackson County, (228) 217-2035 or (228) 875-4424 in Ocean Springs, (228) 875-9057 extension 111 or extension 108 for the Barrier Islands (requires boat); and (228) 475-7047 for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (advance sign-up required to reserve canoe.)


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