Thursday, May 23 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:58:59 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -
It's a natural treasure, hidden in the heart of Gautier. Indian Point Preserve is 800 acres of wet-pine savannah that's perfect for hiking, bird watching and just enjoying Mother Nature. And now several conservation groups are working to build public awareness about this coastal preserve.
The groups have formed a partnership to maintain and promote Indian Point Preserve.
Located along the Pascagoula River watershed, Indian Point is a prime spot for enjoying all the beauty that nature has to offer. The state-owned property is part of the coastal preserve program and is managed by the DMR.
"Our program was created to help enhance, restore and basically conserve and manage critical coastal habitat," said Travis Williams with the DMR.
Public access to such preserve properties is encouraged. A series of trails has been created at Indian Point.
"I can go from my house in Westgate and walk for two and a half hours and never come out of this property. There's just a lot of trails in here. And I see, all the time, I see deer and raccoons. And all kinds of birds," said Gautier resident Fred Pettersen, who helped clear trails at the preserve.
"When we finish, there will be observation decks at the end of the trials to overlook the marsh so you can take photographs and watch birds," said Cynthia Ramseur with Natural Capital Development.
A program called "Habitat Stewards" recruits and instructs volunteers who will help maintain these public lands.
"We are pleased to be able to offer trained volunteers who can go out and work on their own to help out in this management capacity," said Leah Bray, with the program.
The various partners hope to spread the word about Indian Point Preserve, which is easy to get to, but not widely known.
"I just like to observe and be in nature and it restores my soul. And it's great to have such a nice big natural area that's so accessible to the community. I hope the community will choose to take care of it and enjoy it," said Ramseur.
The preserve is located just south of Indian Point Parkway. The parkway runs east off Gautier-Vancleave Road.
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