Mississippi Inland Cleanup Program a litter prevention & removal initiative


The Mississippi Inland Cleanup Program (MSICP) is a trash-free education and cleanup event program, created as an expansion of the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program. This new initiative extends the efforts of the coastal program by removing debris from the environment through preventive measures and providing outreach to help stop trash at its inland source. 

The goal is to prevent, educate, and remove litter in targeted communities throughout the southeast Mississippi region (including but not limited to: Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone, George, Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene, Jefferson Davis, Covington, Jones, Wayne, Jasper, Clarke, Newton, Lauderdale, Neshoba, and Kemper counties).

Our Team

Jessi A. James, MSICP Coordinator

Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center

✉️ jessi.james@msstate.edu

Mandy Sartain, MSCCP Coordinator

Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center; Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant

✉️ amanda.sartain@msstate.edu

Dr. Eric Sparks, Program Leader

Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center; Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant

✉️ eric.sparks@msstate.edu

Cleanup & Outreach events ♻️

UPCOMING EVENTS: Pearl River Clean Sweep 2021

PAST EVENTS: OS Harbor Beach & Kayak Cleanup, Poplarville Farmer's Market Cleanup, 7th Street Baseball Field Cleanup, Longleaf Trace Cleanup, Chain Park Cleanup, 2021 USM ACES Cleanup, Evelyn Gandy Parkway Cleanup, Springfield Road Cleanup, Petal River Park Cleanup, 2021 MDMR Derelict Trap Program Event2020 Pearl River Clean Sweep

You can also find us on the Gulf Coast Hub, East Mississippi Hub, and United Way Southeast Mississippi Hub for Volunteers and Non-Profits.

"Adopt-A-Campground" 🏕️

More details on this sub-program to come!

Locals and tourists alike enjoy exploring the abundant natural resources throughout Mississippi and campgrounds often serve as the primary entry point for some of the most picturesque landscapes throughout the state. Their close proximity to natural areas, often waterbodies, and accumulation of visitors make campgrounds a perfect location to promote conservationism—however this also makes it a majority point of entry of litter into the environment. "Adopt-A-Campground" allows individuals, communities, and/or organizations to adopt their local public land to beautify and keep clean! Interested in adopting? See the adoption webpage for more details on this sub-program.

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