Mississippi Power's Renew Our Rivers program is one of the state's premiere, national award-winning environmental stewardship programs. These efforts partner corporate, national, regional and community volunteers to help make and keep our waterways in Southeast Mississippi healthy.
Incorporate more southeast Mississippi waterways. Renew Our Rivers volunteers have removed more than 315 tons of debris from about 20 different waterways over the last 10 years. We continue to look for waterways in need and community partners willing to help clean them. The annual cleanup event will feature a combination of Mississippi Power employees and other community partners joining efforts.
Engage more corporate/community partners and volunteers. Renew Our Rivers community partner efforts continue to expand as we join with the community volunteers, local organizations and like-minded businesses. Also, other community partners continued to grow their established Renew Our Rivers cleanups this year, including the annual Deer Island cleanup hosted by Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi, Golden Nugget Hotel Casino and Harrah's Gulf Coast.
Educate the public and raise awareness on the protection and preservation of our area's precious resources. Through public outreach and social media, Renew Our Rivers continues to engage communities in protecting our waterways. In partnership with Keep Mississippi Beautiful, thousands of coloring books and lesson plans are distributed and successfully used in K-3rd grade classrooms throughout the state. These tools begin early in teaching the hazards of non-point source pollution to our watersheds.
Since 2005, Mississippi Power's Renew Our Rivers program and its partners have helped to remove 315 tons of debris from the waterways and beaches of Southeast Mississippi. See how much of a difference we're making with each cleanup.
*Fall events cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina