Renew Our Rivers Cleanup

300 tons of debris have been removed from South Mississippi waterways thanks to Mississippi Power’s Renew Our Rivers program.
Program volunteers began cleaning debris from waterways in central and southern Mississippi ten years ago. Today, more than 65 volunteers took part in a cleanup on and around Gulfport Lake, Bayou Bernard, and Turkey Creek. They cleared out about 6 and a half tons of debris.
Renew Our Rivers volunteers have now removed about 305 tons of debris from more than 20 South Mississippi waterways.
Mississippi Power’s Director of Environmental Affairs Mark Loughman said, “Our environmental commitment goes beyond compliance. We’re also interested in being environmental stewards. This program began ten years ago, so right after Hurricane Katrina, it’s something that our employee base has really embraced. They enjoy getting out, working, getting their hands dirty, and cleaning up the back bayous back here. It’s been a great effort.”
This year’s final cleanups are scheduled for the Pascagoula River tomorrow and Clermont Harbor on October 14th.

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