More than 72 acres of marshland is now the property of the state of Mississippi through a donation by the Chemours Co. DeLisle site in Pass Christian. Formerly known as DuPont Delisle, Chemours donated the land for conservation and recreation purposes.
“The Chemours DeLisle site has worked closely with several state agencies since it opened in 1979 to help preserve our natural resources,” plant manager Mark Smith said in a release.
The 72.6 acres is located at the junction of the Wolf River and Bay St. Louis and adjoins the Wolf River Marsh Coastal Preserve. The Wolf River Coastal preserve is 2,426 acres containing a tidal freshwater marsh. It is maintained by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.
“Over the years, Chemours DeLisle has donated over 700 acres of tidelands property to the state . . . to enhance the quality of important eco-systems,” Smith said.
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