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Star-Spangled Cleanup

 


2024 Star-Spangled Cleanup scheduled for:

Saturday, July 6th, 2024

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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** REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 1st **

This event is a part of the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program. At these events, participants pick up trash while collecting data on what kind and how much trash is cleaned up. We welcome any & all persons to join us in our effort to remove the remaining firework debris from our beaches. Let's have some fun!

Event Details:

When: Saturday, July 6th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
What: Join us removing firework debris. All cleanup supplies are provided.
Weather happens! Please keep in mind that this cleanup is subject to cancellation.

Each cleanup locaiton will have a Site Captain present to provide cleanup supplies and guidance throughout the event. This event gets HOT. Please make sure to bring plenty of sun protection (hats, sunglasses, sun cream, etc.) and a refillable water bottle. All locaitons will have extra water provided during the event. 

Cleanup Locations:

Bay St. Louis: Washington Street Pier & Boat Launch

Biloxi: Biloxi Beach Boardwalk

Biloxi Lighthouse

Gulfport: Jones Park

Ocean Springs: Front Beach (meet at harbor end)

Long Beach Harbor

Pascagoula Beach Front

Pass Christian Harbor (meet on west side by Shaggy's)

** For more site-specific information, scroll down and click on the site name.

If you have any questions about the event, please check out our FAQ page then email the Program Coordinator, evelyn.mcqueen@msstate.edu


NESTING SEASON IS HERE! Please watch where you walk and avoid the fenced, flagged, or roped off beach areas. These areas are important shorebird nesting habitat and should not be disturned. These areas are protected. For more information, please visit audubon.org.

Two least tern eggs on the sand next to a flattened aluminum can. Photo by: MS Audubon

 


 

 

Star-Spangled Beach Cleanup Sites

Cleanup Site Coordinates County Edit
Bay St. Louis: Washington Street Pier & Boat Launch 30° 18' 10.872" N, 89° 19' 48.2088" W Hancock County
Biloxi: Biloxi Beach Boardwalk 30° 23' 35.1996" N, 88° 56' 13.6536" W Harrison County
Biloxi: Lighthouse 30° 23' 38.274" N, 88° 54' 4.68" W Harrison County
Gulfport: Jones Park 30° 22' 2.4528" N, 89° 5' 6.7884" W Harrison County
Long Beach: Long Beach Harbor 30° 20' 45.942" N, 89° 8' 32.604" W Harrison County
Ocean Springs: Front Beach (Harbor End) 30° 24' 10.5264" N, 88° 49' 28.236" W Jackson County
Pascagoula: Beach Front 30° 20' 35.5884" N, 88° 32' 1.644" W Jackson County
Pass Christian: Pass Christian Harbor 30° 18' 56.88" N, 89° 14' 28.608" W Harrison County
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