Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

Nature unleashes fury, from the Delta across to East Mississippi

Bad weather made 2011 a year to forget. The losses from tornadoes, flooding and drought are still being calculated. In April, the state suffered one of the worst tornado outbreaks in history. Hardest hit was the Town of Smithville, a community of less than 1,000 that was hit by an EF-5 tornado on April 27 […] [...]

Corps reopens renovated boat ramp at Sardis Lake

by Published: February 27,2011

Tags: environment, fishing, Nature, outdoors, recreation, tourism, water sports

PANOLA COUNTY — The US Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has reopened the Wyatt Crossing boat ramp at Sardis Lake. The boat ramp and surrounding area was closed in March 2010 for renovations. The renovations and upgrades include a new parking lot, four newly resurfaced boat ramps and a new restroom facility. These projects […] [...]

Oil spill cleanup on barrier islands suspended

GULF OF MEXICO — Cleanup from the BP oil spill on Mississippi’s barrier islands will take a break March 1 so as to not disturb the nesting areas for shorebirds and turtles. Dan Brown, superintendent of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, tells [ITAL]The Mississippi Press[ITAL] that cleanup will resume Aug. 15. “Once nesting season is […] [...]

Chevron gives $1.25M to nonprofit organizations

PASCAGOULA — Chevron Products Company announced “Energy for Learning” donations totaling $1.25 million to be distributed between two non-profit organizations active in Mississippi: EXCEL BY 5, an early childhood community certification program; and, the National Audubon Society in its efforts to develop the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. “Today, Chevron is continuing the journey in its […] [...]

Nature tourism being gauged

by Published: October 12,2009

Tags: Great River Birding Trails, Nature, tourism

Great River Birding Trail looks to attract more birders from across the South and nation   It has been assumed for years now that the economic impact of bird watchers and nature enthusiasts coming into the Magnolia State with their binoculars — and wallets — is large. How large, no one knew for sure. However, […] [...]

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