Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup
- Dates: October 15, 2022
- Time: 8am–11am
- Price: Free
Every October, thousands of volunteers gather across the coast in an effort to rid our waterways, beaches, and bayous of marine debris. The Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup takes place in Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock Counties, each with a cleanup site(s) available for the volunteers’ choosing of where to clean.
CLEANUP SITE LOCATIONS:
Bay St. Louis: Washington Street Pier & Boat Launch
Pass Christian Harbor
Long Beach Harbor
Gulfport: Jones Park with the MS Aquarium
Gulfport: Ken Combs Pier & Boat Launch
Biloxi Edgewater Mall
Biloxi West Beach Boardwalk
Ocean Springs: Front Beach @ the harbor end
Pascagoula Beach Park & Front
Each cleanup site is assigned a designated Site Captain. These Site Captains are the leaders of that cleanup area and will provide volunteers with the supplies they need for the cleanup. Prior to the cleanup, the Site Captain will show volunteers how to accurately record data pertaining to the marine debris items they will pick up the duration of the cleanup.
The 2022 Mississippi Coastal Cleanup event is taking place across the coast on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is a family-friendly event, and we invite all to participate! Volunteers must pre-register online to participate. Participants will get a t-shirt and a chance to enter a raffle for a kayak and other prizes. For more information, to register, and to check out the cleanup location map, visit our website www.mscoastalcleanup.org. You'll find information for the Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup event under the "Event" tab.
This event is also a part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Event!