Coastal Cleanup nets 7.5 tons of marine litter
Published: October 21,2013
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources reports that more than 1,260 volunteers took part in a cleanup effort on Mississippi’s beaches and waterways.
Saturday’s cleanup took place at 49 designated sites during the 25th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup.
In a news release, the department said Sunday that the 1,266 volunteers picked up 934 bags of trash. That included 119 bags of recyclables and 75 tires along nearly 95 miles of Coastal waterways in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties.
The total weight came to about 7.5 tons of marine litter.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- WILLOUGHBY: Bernie Reed cites hard work as key to success of Reed’s Metals
- Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Ex-MDEQ leader Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state's best football player
- Prison-contract task force working in wake of Epps' indictment
- Bryant wants free tuition for students with technical diploma
- Gulf oil rig explosion kills one worker, injures three