In the News

“Kids Digging for Artifacts Found Right Here on the Mississippi Coast”
WLOX News Report from October 28, 2018 about demonstration archaeological dig at 12 Oaks in Ocean Springs.

“10.8-mile Pinebelt Blueway Opens to Public”
Article from Hub City Spokes from October 11, 2018 about new blueway on the Leaf River.

“Pinebelt Blueway on Leaf River:  New Route for Water Lovers”
Article from Hattiesburg American on October 9, 2018 about new blueway on the Leaf River.

“Pinebelt Blueway Opens on Leaf River for Public Use”
News Story from WDAM Chanel 7 on October 8, 2018 about the new blueway on Leaf River.

“Baskets to be installed at Bennett Bayou will serve as a marsh for fish”
News story from WBRC Fox 6 on July 26, 2018 about research project at Bennett Bayou.

“South Mississippi Strong:  Preserving our State’s Natural Resources”
WLOX story from June 26, 2018 about the Land Trust’s work in South Mississippi.

“Restored Gristmill Installed at Shaw Homestead”
Picayune Item story from June 16, 2018 about restored homestead.

“Hancock Bank Officials Plant Trees”
WXXV story from March 29, 2018 about the 10|10|12 program with Hancock Whitney Bank and replanting trees.

“Cochran, Wicker announce $1.33 Million grant for Civil Rights Preservation Sites”
WJTV story from March 15, 2018 about restoration of the Old Phoenix Naval Store in Turkey Creek.

“Oak tree removed by Ocean Springs lives again as piece of art”
WLOX story from March 5, 2018 about wooden turtle sculpture at Weeks Bayou created by Lloyd Helveston.

“A new Supreme Court case pits a timber company against an adorable endangered frog”
Quartz story from February 2, 2018 regarding the endangered Gopher Frog.

“Supreme Court Takes Up Case Challenging Habitat Protections for Endangered Frog in Mississippi, Louisiana”
Center for Biological Diversity Press Release from January 22, 2018

“Major renovation underway for Clower-Thornton Nature Area”
WLOX story from January 10, 2018 about the nature area adjacent to Land Trust conservation land in Gulfport.

“Walking trail is a hidden jewel in Ocean Springs”
Article from June 11, 2017 discussing our Twelve Oaks property.

“High school students learning about environmental stewardship”
Article from June 8, 2017 discussing the Next Generation of Conservationists program, made possible by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

“Red Creek cleanup planning begins”
Article from May 11, 2017 concerning canoe trip and cleanup planned for October 7, 2017 on Red Creek as part of Renew Our Rivers. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering!

“New Restoration and Nature Study Area in Ocean Springs”
Video from April 12, 2017 with interview of Land Trust Executive Director, Judy Steckler, concerning the restoration of Weeks Bayou.

“Live oak planting at George Martin City Park in Gautier”
Video from February 23, 2017 about the Perseverence Oaks Program, a partnership between the Land Trust and Hancock Bank.

“Enchanted Forest off of Fort Henry Street in the Henderson Point area of Pass Christian, getting kids outdoors”
Article from November 16, 2016 discussing new nature trail developed by the Land Trust.

“Twelve Oaks property has persevered through generations”
Article from October 21, 2016 concerning historic Land Trust property in Ocean Springs.

“Acquisition creates largest connecting tract of protected land in MS”
Article from October 3, 2016 discussing the Land Trust’s Leaf River tract and the Forest Legacy Program.

“Southern Company and partners award 10 longleaf conservation grants”
Article from July 6, 2016 about the restoration and enhancement of 527 acres of longleaf pine in the DeSoto National Forest and the Land Trust’s Gopher Frog Tract.

“Rotten Bayou Watershed sign installed in Diamondhead”
Article from June 10, 2016 concerning the Rotten Bayou Watershed Partnership between the Land Trust and other stakeholders.

“Restore America’s Estuaries: Leveraging National Estuaries Week to Restore Coastal Areas in Mississippi and Alabama and Throughout the Gulf Region”
Video from September 2015 showcasing work completed by the Land Trust through a CITGO-funded grant.