Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
The salt marshes and pine savannas of Mississippi’s Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are among the most diverse, productive habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. They support a rich assortment of fish and wildlife, including brown shrimp, speckled trout, oysters, sea turtles, bottlenose dolphin, and on occasion, manatees. The Reserve works with local communities and partners to understand and protect these precious places, improve water quality, educate citizens, and enhance the science-based management of Mississippi’s coastal resources.
This reserve currently does not have a formal friends organization. Please stay tuned for more information.
Latest News from the Grand Bay Reserve
This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov interviewed two Davidson fellows for the price of one: Nancy Torres, at California’s Tijuana River Reserve, and Matt Virden, from Mississippi’s Grand Bay Reserve.
Flood insurance protects $28.5 billion worth of properties in Alabama and Mississippi — and the Weeks Bay and Grand Bay Reserves are ensuring those who need it can navigate the National Flood Insurance Program successfully.
Hats off to Mississippi’s Grand Bay Reserve for their 20 years of success in understanding and protecting a very special place on the Gulf of Mexico.