Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup

  • Dates: October 15, 2022
  • Time: 8am–12pm
  • Price: Free
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Every October, thousands of volunteers gather across the coast in efforts to rid our waterways, beaches and bayous of marine debris. The Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup takes place in Jackson, Harrison and Hancock Counties. Throughout each county are multiple cleanup sites available for the volunteers’ choosing of where to clean at. The sites range from beaches to parks, bayous to harbors. 

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. All of the data recorded is kept and entered into the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup marine debris data pool and utilized for educational and funding opportunities. This event is also a part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Event! After the cleanup event, there is a location in each county where volunteers are provided lunch! At these lunch events, participants receive food, t-shirts, and can enter into a raffle prize drawing.