Perkinston Campus Phi Beta Lambda participates in coast cleanup

October 31, 2012

Sadie Hebert, (far right in hat) instructor and Phi Beta Lambda sponsor at the Perkinston Campus, meets with several club members at Jones Park in Gulfport. The group participated in the annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup.

The Phi Beta Lambda chapter at the Perkinston Campus participated in the  24th Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup took place on Saturday, October 20.  Club members collected litter at Jones Park in Gulfport as part of their service requirement in the club.

In total, more than 2,500 volunteers collected 2,503 bags (54,680 pounds) of trash along 199 miles of Mississippi Gulf Coast and barrier islands waterways. The cleanup focuses on the Coast’s mainland and barrier island beaches and waterways as well as lakes, rivers, marshes, bayous, estuaries, and other watershed locations in the marine waters extending as far north as Interstate 10. The 2012 Cleanup included 68 sites in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties and the barrier islands.

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