National Estuaries Day

Saturday September 24, 2011 – Saturday September 24, 2011

6005 Bayou Heron Rd

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National Estuaries Day is an annual celebration of the vibrant coastal areas where rivers meet the sea. National Estuaries Day always falls on the last Saturday in September. This year, the staff members of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve) invite you to participate in a free event honoring these critical, coastal habitats on Saturday, September 24, 2010 from 8:00 AM till 11:00 AM. The Reserve’s Headquarters is located at 6005 Bayou Heron Road, Moss Point, MS, 39562.

For the event, participants will first gather at the Coastal Resources Center at the Reserve and learn why estuaries are so important to everyone—not just to those who live in coastal areas. After a brief presentation and a tour of the interpretive center, participants will be treated to a FREE GUIDED BOAT TOUR of the waters of the Reserve including Bayou Heron, Grand Bay, Middle Bay, Crooked Bayou, Bangs Lake, etc. (weather permitting). Captain Benny McCoy, a regional naturalist, and Jennifer Buchanan, the Reserve’s Education Coordinator, will treat you to an enjoyable morning on the water. You will be able to observe a wide variety of wildlife and coastal habitats, so make sure to bring your binoculars and field guides. Sign up now to have a grand day in Grand Bay!  Space is limited on this adventure, so PREREGISTRATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! To Reserve a space on this adventure, please contact Elise Stephens or Jennifer Buchanan at 228.475.7047 or email Jennifer at jen.buchanan@dmr.ms.gov.  Families are welcome, but those of you who have small children should bring your own lifejackets. We look forward to seeing you here on National Estuaries Day.

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