The Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program is an educational program that promotes the conservation of our local marine environment by influencing active stewardship within our community. This program is housed at the Mississippi State University's Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service's overall purpose is education that will empower people to make intelligent decisions relating to their vocations, their families, and their environment. Extension’s unique interdisciplinary perspective enables the organization to make a real difference in the lives of Mississippians.
The MSCCP organizes and implements cleanup events and educational programs year round. Our large scale cleanup events include the Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup, Star-Spangled Cleanup, and Monthly Beach Cleanups. These events are powered by the community leaders from many nongovernmental environmental organizations; from many federal, state, county, and city governmental agencies; from several federal and state military service branches; from many coast business organizations; and from several community service organizations.
In addition to cleanup events, the MSCCP provides educational outreach at local schools, festivals and conservation organizations in the community.