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Moss Point Rotarians shape up Sawmill Landing

Mayor Billy Broomfield said the new park will expand recreation opportunities for citizens and will nicely complement the nearby Pascagoula River Audubon Center. (Photo source: WLOX) Mayor Billy Broomfield said the new park will expand recreation opportunities for citizens and will nicely complement the nearby Pascagoula River Audubon Center. (Photo source: WLOX)
Members of the Moss Point Rotary Club spent a good portion of the afternoon removing unwanted overgrowth from the prime waterfront property. (Photo source: WLOX) Members of the Moss Point Rotary Club spent a good portion of the afternoon removing unwanted overgrowth from the prime waterfront property. (Photo source: WLOX)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

Saw Mill Landing is advertised as the "gateway" to the city. Although located on a piece of prime riverfront property, the site needs some clearing.

Members of the Moss Point Rotary Club spent Thursday afternoon ridding the land of invasive species like popcorn trees, Chinese tallow, and camphor.

“This site is just covered up with camphor, as you can see, and who would have knew? You don't even see those beautiful oaks behind this, until we clear it out,” said Audubon Center director, Dr. Mark LaSalle.

What most everyone can see, despite the overgrowth, is the great potential for the park property.      Especially with the Pascagoula River Audubon Center located just down the street.

“We have about 10,000 new visitors that we know visit the Audubon Center and hopefully when that number escalates, they will not only be able to go to the Audubon Center, but be able to come to this location and continue to enjoy nature,” said Mayor Billy Broomfield.

Gerald Shepard, sees the vision and potential for the waterfront site.

“Going to be a beautiful park. If we can turn it in, get it finalized and put some tables and all out here, it will be great," said Shepard. 

The Moss Point Rotary Club is getting a good start on the project, but there will be more to do. College students on spring break will be working at the site in the next few weeks.

Saw Mill Landing is named to honor and remember the thriving sawmill industry, that was once located along the area of the riverfront in Moss Point.

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