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Workshop to look at coastal development

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The workshop “Wetlands and Water Quality: Regulating Construction Impacts in Coastal Areas” will be offered in three locations on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in August.

The event will be held Aug. 4 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Estuarine Education Center in Gautier, Aug. 5 at the Gulf Park campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Long Beach and Aug. 6 at the Diamondhead Country Club. All events will be held from 9 .a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR), Coastal Preserves Program and the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are presenting the free workshop. Representatives of the DMR, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will inform participants about state and federal environmental regulations the affect development in coastal areas.

To register, contact Marian Dicas at (228) 475-7047. The registration deadline is July 24.

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