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Eco-tourism making a big splash in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Coastal Nature Destinations Group of Jackson County hosted a tour of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) today.

The Grand Bay NERR is well suited for eco-tourism with its resource center, birding trails, abundance of wild flowers and access to the water.

The Coastal Nature Destinations Group is a new partnership of nature-oriented nonprofits and government entities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Their mission is to encourage residents and visitors to visit natural coastal destinations, explore the amazing lands and waters in our own backyard, and learn something while having fun.

Areas that are featured by the Coastal Nature Destinations Group include:

  • Pascagoula River Audubon Center
  • Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
  • Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)
  • Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Marine Education Center
  • Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
  • Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain
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