Cleaning up the beaches after Memorial Day
As residents and Coast visitors flocked to the beaches for the three day weekend, Harrison County Sand Beach Authority was out in full force Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day Monday to help keep beaches clean.
Today, crews were out once again emptying the nearly 400 garbage cans on the beach and removing piles of sand that pushed against the seawall this weekend from strong southeast winds.
MDOT crews are also out cleaning up extra sand pushed onto Highway 90.
Sand Beach Director Chuck Loftis says although there were big crowds on the beaches, he’s pleased with everyone’s efforts in cleaning up after themselves. “Everybody did their part. Most of the garbage cans were used. We didn’t see much of an issue with that. This weekend was by far one of our best Memorial Day weekend’s I’ve seen in a long time. I think people were kind of tired of being locked inside and they wanted to get out and enjoy the nice weather we had and it showed. There was quite a few people on the beaches.”
Loftis says the beaches should be clean and ready to go by this weekend.