Deer Island

Prescribed fire scheduled for Wednesday on Deer Island south of Biloxi

BILOXI, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will intentionally set a fire on part of an undeveloped barrier island south of Biloxi. The prescribed burn is scheduled for Wednesday on the central part of Deer Island. The department is encouraging people to stay off that part of the island for at least a […]

MDMR to conduct prescribed burn April 21 on Deer Island

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are planning to conduct a prescribed burn on a 134-acre section in the central portion of Deer Island on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Depending on weather conditions, the burn will…

DMR urges boaters to take care around Katrina Key

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources urges boaters to be cautious around a project to expand Katrina Key reef on the south side of Deer Island. Concrete rubble will be deployed by barge to expand the existing Katrina Key structure…

DMR to conduct prescribed burn on Deer Island Tuesday

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will conduct a prescribed burn on the DIMR-1 of the Deer Island Preserve on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Depending on weather conditions, the burn will begin between 10 a.m. and noon and…

Flames on Deer Island

Last night, Deer Island was lit up by flames. Melissa Scallan with the Department of Marine Resources told News 25 they sent someone out to Deer Island to check out the fire and they are still working to determine what…

Prescribed burn on Deer Island

If you see smoke over the Mississippi Sound near Deer Island, don’t be alarmed. The DMR planned the burn for the 134 acre section in the central portion of Deer Island. The fire started to blaze at 10 a.m. and…

Male Body Found In The Water

Official statement from Mississippi Department of Marine Resources on male body found this morning in the water near Deer Island.

Learning about Deer Island

At the weekly Biloxi Rotary Club meeting, members took time to learn about some South Mississippi history. Alvin Baker still harbors fine childhood memories of his time living there, memories he shared at today’s Biloxi Rotary Club meeting. These days,…

Volunteers cleanup tons of trash on Deer Island

Deer Island was packed with activity today as many people launched a mission to clean up the barrier island in our gulf. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson joined the volunteers today for the eighth annual Deer Island Cleanup, part of Mississippi’s ongoing…

Discovering Deer Island

Discovering Deer Island, over 60 students traveled from Arkansas to explore wildlife here in South Mississippi. News 25’s Laurene Callander reports on their excursion to the barrier island. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it is a bird, an…

Hosemann talks coastal preservation

This afternoon, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann talked about the importance of coastal preservation during a Gulfport Rotary Club meeting at the Great Southern Club. News 25’s Kendra Turley brings us the latest on the state’s plans for Cat and…

Controlled Fire Rolling Through Deer Island

If you see some smokes over the Mississippi Sound today don’t be alarmed....it's a prescribed burn on Deer Island. The DMR is planning to conduct the burn on a 41 acre section on the eastern end of Deer Island in…

New Project for Deer Island

Researchers, locals and visitors have a new way of looking at Deer Island with the help of geosystems research at Mississippi State University. The secretary of state’s office and Mississippi Department of Marine Services shared the details about this project…

Renew Our Rivers Campaign

News 25's Laurene Callander tells us about Renew Our Rivers Campaign at Deer Island in Biloxi today. As Laurene Callander wishes everyone a happy Earth Day!       [mappress mapid="2780"]  

Ohio State Students Help M.D.M.R. Clean Up Deer Island

Students from Ohio State University are on the Coast this week helping the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) along with Wildlife and Fisheries clean up Deer Island as part of an alternative winter break program.