Rotten Bayou in Harrison and Hancock Counties is on its way to becoming a healthier body of water, thanks to the completion of the Building Rotten Bayou Watershed Partnership.
The Land Trust for The Mississippi Coastal Plain has spent the past two years making improvements to ponds and creeks in Diamondhead that lead to Rotten Bayou.
Volunteers implemented management practices on the golf course and at the community duck pond designed to improve drainage and the way water flows into Rotten Bayou by planting native plants and trees.
At the Duck Pond, measures were taken to slow down the water-flow so sediment doesn't end up in the Bayou.
The two year watershed project was funded by a grant from the EPA and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.