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2,000 volunteers register for 26th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Saturday


GULFPORT, Mississippi — Beachgoers may notice cleaner sands this weekend as nearly 2,000 volunteers have registered for the 26th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup, taking place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Organized by the state Department of Marine Resources, the effort focuses on removing litter from beaches, river banks and other coastal areas in Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties.

Last year, 1,200 volunteers collected 956 bags of litter totaling 15,465 pounds along 99 miles of coast.

DMR spokeswoman Melissa Scallan tells The Sun Herald ( ) she expects more trash will be collected this year because rainy weather kept many volunteers home for last year's event.

Information from: The Sun Herald,

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