Second Public Forum set to Address the Bonnet Carre Spillway’s Impact in Mississippi

Another meeting has been set to address the impact of the opening of Louisiana’s Bonnet Carre Spillway on our Coast waters, marine life and economy.

The Wednesday public forum is being spearheaded by Gulfport’s Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and local fishermen, including Ronnie Daniels, who was among a group of South Mississippians who commandeered their own boats to help Harvey flood victims make it to safety in 2017, rescuing more than 100 people and 50 animals.

Now, there’s a combined effort to help save our own area’s marine life in the wake of more than 260 dead dolphins and sea turtles that have washed ashore this year, the highest rate since the BP oil spill disaster in 2010.

This follows last Thursday’s public meeting to address the issue in D’Iberville, where there was standing room only.

The meeting, according to the Save Our Coast group’s Facebook page, is set for Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, located on Dolphin Lane in Gulfport.

The public is invited to attend.

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