Past Sessions


Bulkheads, piers, dredging…

Date: June 19th, 2013 Location: Biloxi, MS The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Bureau of Wetlands Permitting for MS Department of Marine Resources hosted a workshop to inform participants about applying for a General Permit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the recent updates to the 2013 Mississippi General Permits. More than 70 contractors and consultants attended to listen to presentation from representatives from the MS Department of Marine Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MS Department of Environmental Quality, and the […]

Spring 2013 Science Seminar

The Spring 2013 Science Seminar focused on Mississippi’s artificial reefs. Our great speakers taught participants about the MS Artificial Reef Program, invasive species, red snapper aquaculture, and how to fish the reefs.

Fall Science Seminar: Marsh Dwellers

On October 30, 2012, the MS Department of Marine Resources and the Brand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve held the Fall Science Seminar which focused on Marsh Dwellers. Click on the link above to see the flyer from the session.

CTP Workshop- Planning for the Future in Jackson County: Sea Level Rise and Changing Coastal Conditions

On March 6, 2012 representatives from communities and agencies within Jackson County Mississippi visited the Grand Bay NERR to attend the “Planning for the Future in Jackson County: Sea Level Rise and Changing Coastal Conditions” workshop.

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Seagrass of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Coasts

Tuesday May 24, 2011 – Tuesday May 24, 2011 Grand Bay NERR Map and Directions | Register Description: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) and Seagrasses are a critical coastal habitat. Attend this one day workshop to learn about local and regional SAV & Seagrass:  Biology, Distribution, & Importance Research, Monitoring & Restoration Management Issues & Strategies All presentations will be given by researchers and environmental professionals who work along the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coasts. This workshop is free and lunch will be provided. When: May […]

Advanced Plant Identification: Carex, Xyris, Rhynchospora, and Juncus

Monday April 11, 2011 – Tuesday April 12, 2011 6005 Bayou Heron Road Map and Directions | Register Description: During this two day Advanced Plant Identification Workshop, led by the nationally recognized botanist Dr. Robert Mohlenbrock, participants will learn advanced techniques for identifying examples of CAREX, XYRIS, RHYNCHOSPORA, AND JUNCUS found in coastal Mississippi.       Registration Prerequisite:  Registrants must have previously attended Dr. Mohlenbrock’s Wetland Plant Identification workshop through the Grand Bay NERR Coastal Training Program in both the Spring and Fall. -OR- […]

Field Plant Identification Techniques: Wetland and Transitional Habitats of Coastal Mississippi

Wednesday April 13, 2011 – Friday April 15, 2011 6005 Bayou Heron Road Map and Directions | Register Description:   Identifying plants year-round can be challenging. Often the key indicators such as flowers or leaves are absent or unreliable. This 3 day field intensive course will introduce you to the identification techniques Dr.Robert Mohlenbrock has developed to overcome these challenges.   The pine savannas and wetlands of coastal Mississippi boast plant biodiversity rates that rival the tropical rain forests. Participants in this workshop will come […]

Planning for Meaningful Evaluation

Tuesday March 1, 2011 – Wednesday March 2, 2011 30945 Five Rivers Blvd Map and Directions | Register Description: Why You Should Attend: Do you ever ask yourself, “Is my program designed to reach its goals?” or “How do I measure the performance of my existing program?” We would like to help you answer those questions. The Grand Bay NERR, Weeks Bay NERR and NOAA Coastal Services Center announce a Preparing for Meaningful Evaluation Workshop for coastal resource and program managers. Workshop Overview: The Planning […]

Get Your Message Out With Water Words That Work

Thursday February 3, 2011 – Friday February 4, 2011 1815 Popps Ferry Road Map and Directions | Register Description: Tired of struggling with message design and delivery? Want to learn what words work when communicating coastal issues? Then attend Communicate With Water Words That Work on February 3rd and Take Aim With Your Water Words Message on February 4th and learn how to make a splash with your communications! Communicate With Water Words That Work, February 3rd: Relearn the language that everyday citizens use and […]

Photo Geo-Tagging Workshop

During the two hour workshop you will learn how to use a GPS unit and sync it with a digital camera. You will then go out into the field and take photographs.

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