Chemours Donates Marshland in Bay St. Louis

Over 70 acres of marshland in Bay St. Louis now belong to the state of Mississippi.
The Chemours Company in Pass Christian donated the land, which is near the mouth of the Wolf River, for permanent conservation.
Today, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann stood alongside DMR Director Jamie Miller and Chemours Plant Manager Mark Smith to make the announcement. The 70.6 acres will join the other 30,000 acres of coastal tidelands currently owned by the state.
“The Coast is made up of its people and its religion and its water,” said Hosemann, “This is not only a purifier of the water, it’s also a habitat and it’s an integral part of the Gulf Coast culture. So, to let this thing go and not be protected would be a horrible thing to leave your grandchildren.”
DMR will maintain the land and director Jamie Miller says the land donated is key for their coastal preservation programs.

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