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Mississippi Inland Cleanup Program a trash-free education and cleanup event initiative

ABOUT US

The Mississippi Inland Cleanup Program (MSICP) is a newly funded trash-free education and cleanup event program sponsored by Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center (Biloxi, MS) as an expansion of the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program. This new program will extend the efforts of the coastal program by removing debris from the community through events (land and water-based) and provide outreach to help stop trash at its inland source.

MSICP aims to provide trash-free education and cleanup events targeted 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: Assisting 2021 MDMR Derelict Trap Program Event, Assisting 2021 Fishing For Trash

PAST EVENTS: 2020 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.

Latest Event: 2020 Pearl River Clean Sweep (our team removed 64 pounds of trash!)

"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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CCR Lab
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Created with an image by Nick Fewings - "Part of a wall in the centre of Singapore, made out of plastic waste. A great idea however it really brought it home how biodegradable plastic is and how much of it we use on a daily basis."