Renew Our Rivers

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.

Since it began in 2005, employee and community volunteers have removed more than 362 tons of debris from about 20 waterways. Through Renew Our Rivers, company volunteers have worked with nearly 40 corporate, community and governmental partners.


Waterways that have been cleaned up through the program include:

  • Boley Creek
  • Biloxi Back Bay
  • Pascagoula River
  • Deer Island
  • Chunky River
  • Okatoma Creek
  • Wolf River
  • Turkey Creek
  • Jourdan River
  • Hancock County Marshlands
  • Brickyard Bayou
  • Biloxi RiverĀ 
  • Tchoutacabouffa River
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See The Impact

Since 2005, Mississippi Power's Renew Our Rivers program and its partners have helped to remove 362 tons of debris from the waterways and beaches of Southeast Mississippi. See how much of a difference we're making with each cleanup.

  • 2017 - 20.7 tons
  • 2016 - 28.45 tons
  • 2015 - 20.5 tons
  • 2014 - 14.13 tons
  • 2013 - 18.529 tons
  • 2012 - 31.81 tons
  • 2011 - 58.03 tons
  • 2010 - 56.39 tons
  • 2009 - 16.91 tons
  • 2008 - 28.95 tons
  • 2007 - 31.02 tons
  • 2006 - 36.81 tons
  • 2005 - 1.88 tons (Fall events cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina)

Partnerships

Partnerships to promote Renew Our Rivers


Over the last three years, our Renew Our Rivers program has partnered with the following businesses and organizations to remove debris and trash from the waterways in Southeast Mississippi:

  • A-Team Industrial Products Inc.
  • Beau Rivage Casino
  • Chemours - DeLisle Plant
  • City of Biloxi
  • Coast Electric Power Association
  • Coastal Industrial Services LLC
  • E3 Environmental
  • East MS Electric Power Association
  • Eco Tours of South Mississippi
  • EPA's Gulf of Mexico Alliance
  • Evoqua Water Technologies
  • Golden Nugget, Biloxi
  • Gulf Coast Pre-Stress
  • Gulfport Jobs Corps
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Harrah's Gulf Coast
  • Harrison County Beautification Commission
  • Industrial Valve Sales & Service Inc.
  • Institute for Marine Mammal Sciences
  • Land Trust for MS Coastal Plain
  • Little River Marina
  • Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
  • MS Department of Environmental Quality
  • MS Export
  • Okatoma Creek Outfitters
  • Siemens Energy Inc.
  • Team Waste
  • The Dock Bar and Grill
  • Waste Management
  • Waste Pro
  • Wut Sup Standup Paddleboard