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  • March Adventure Quencher: Art Workshop
    March 28, 2017

    In mid-March, the Grand Bay NERR held a three-day art workshop as part of the Reserve’s monthly community education “Adventure Quenchers,” where we bring guests from the public to visit the NERR for a fun, educational activity. While many Grand Bay NERR guests are local birders, travelers passing by from the interstate, or visiting researchers, our goal with this workshop was to invite artists to connect nature and art! For the second year, we partnered with […]

  • December Adventure Quencher: Star Party 2016
    December 22, 2016

    On December 17, 2016, the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosted their annual Star Party. This party was the Reserve’s monthly “Adventure Quencher,” where the public is invited to visit the NERR to participate in activities to become better stewards of the environment, all while having fun! A record number of 338 guests made it out to the Reserve to partake in all the Star Party fun. This year’s activities included a hayride to […]

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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.

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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.

Current Conditions

Date/Time: 04/24/2017 03:45 (LST)

Air Temperature: 12.5 (Celsius)

Relative Humidity: 86 (%)

Barometric Pressure: 1010 (mb)

Wind Speed: 3.0 (m/s)

Wind Direction: 310 (degrees)

Cumulative Precip: 0.0 (mm)

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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