JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - This week, South Mississippi is celebrating the Pascagoula River. Natural beauty is always on display and a vast array of wildlife can always be found along the river.
Here's what Pascagoula River Audubon Center Director Mark LaSalle says about the river. "There's never a dull moment, it's always changing."
The river runs 81 miles and the Pascagoula River basin cover one sixth of the state of Mississippi. It begins north of Meridian and flows south down to coastal Mississippi.
This week the cities of Lucedale, Moss Point , Gautier and Ocean Springs are celebrating the river with the Pascagoula River Nature Festival.
"We want to keep attention on how important the river is," LaSalle said.
A variety of events will be held to recognize how much the Pascagoula River contributes to our history, culture and quality of life in South Mississippi.