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Grant awarded for Deer Island work

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has received a grant from the Gulf of Mexico Community-based Restoration Partnership (GCRP) to help fund a part of the Deer Island Restoration Project. The GCRP is a multi-year, regional partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Community-based Restoration Program (CRP); the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

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Perrett honored for lifetime achievement

Recently retired Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) deputy director William “Corky” Perret has been awarded the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) Lifetime Achievement Award. Lake Charles, La., Mayor Randy Roach presented Perret with the award at the third-annual America’s Energy Coast Leadership Forum in Biloxi. After receiving both a bachelor of science and master’s degrees from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, ...

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Walker receives Stratton Award

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) executive director Bill Walker has received the Julius A. Stratton Award for leadership in coastal management. The national award was presented by NOAA at the Coastal Zone Conference to acknowledge great leadership in the spirit of Dr. Stratton, the first leader of the U.S. Ocean Commission. Walker has distinguished himself as a leader in ...

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