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Mississippi Coastal Cleanup

Filed Under: Environment

The Mississippi Coastal Cleanup is a partnership between the Mississippi State University Extension Service and The Mississippi Marine Debris Task Force that collectively work together to educate and empower citizens of Mississippi about marine debris and aquatic pollution and engage citizens in cleanup events to remove trash from Mississippi’s coastline, waterways, and barrier islands.

Target Audience(s):

All citizens of Mississippi


Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of types of marine debris,
  • Develop an understanding of the magnitude of marine debris issues,
  • Develop an understanding of the sources of marine debris,
  • Develop an understanding of the impacts of marine debris, and
  • Identify ways to prevent marine debris.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 1

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 4

Program Delivery:

  • Demonstrations
  • Educational Class
  • Educational Video (Online or DVD)
  • Numbered Extension Publication
  • Social Media
  • eXtension Website
  • Websites Other than eXtension
  • Workshop

Primary Contact:

Dr. Eric Sparks,


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Portrait of Dr. Eric L. Sparks
Assc Extension Prof & Director
coastal conservation and restoration, living shorelines, marine debris, environmental stewards