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  • Earth Day Art Workshop: Botanical Watercolor with Penny Crawford
    March 27, 2018

    Celebrate Earth Day with Grand Bay NERR by exploring botanical watercolor art. Guest instructor Penny Crawford will lead the workshop. Materials and supplies are provided with $40 workshop fee. Update: Workshop fee has been reduced to $30 to more accurately reflect material costs.  Full Instructor Biography: PENELOPE WALLACE CRAWFORD ARTIST BIOGRAPHY 2018   Penny was born and raised in Louisiana. She and her husband moved to Diamondhead, MS from Slidell, LA just in time for hurricane […]

  • Bayou Buzz: November 2017 – February 2018
    March 13, 2018

    Hot Off the Press! See what all the Buzz is about with our brand new newsletter Bayou Buzz! Inside you’ll find all sorts of fun articles from what’s happening here at the Reserve to research being done, and even learn about featured plants and animals! Check it out! Bayou Buzz (October-Feb18)

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About Grand Bay NERR

The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) was established in 1999 and is managed by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The Grand Bay NERR is comprised of approximately 18,000 acres and contains pine savannas, salt marshes, salt pannes, bays and bayous as well as terrestrial habitats that are unique to the coastal zone.

Admission to the Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center is free.

The interpretive visitor center is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

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Notice to Dorm Guests:

Effective July 1, 2016, the dorm fee will increase to $15 per night per person. All reservations made on or after this date will be subject to the new rate.

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For Visiting Professionals...

Our facility consists of office space, an interpretative area, classrooms, laboratories, and a dormitory that are available to visiting researchers, educators, non-profit organizations, agencies, and community groups.

 

Special Use Permit...

A Special Use Permit is required from the MS Department of Marine Resources for all researchers doing work at Grand Bay NERR.

 

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