Celebrate Resilience after Disaster at PRAC

There are just some events in life that can never be forgotten, and that includes the news of the Deep Water Horizon BP Oil Disaster. And now, 10 years later, The Pascagoula River Audubon Center wants to make sure the road to response, recovery, and restoration is never forgotten.

April 2020 will mark 10 years since the Gulf of Mexico experienced this disaster, but the learning that came from that disaster will serve the communities long into the future. Remembering the tragedy and understanding the steps taken over the past 10 years are important for people of all ages.

The weekend-long event will kick off with Restoration Celebration on Thursday, March 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. This adult-only event will give environmentally aware citizens a time to remember and reflect on how far the Gulf Coast has come. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. The fun continues on Friday, March 13, with exhibitors and activities for school groups and the general public. From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., guests will journey the 10-acre site visiting vendors and exhibitors who were impacted by the disaster.  Admission is $5 per person.

Saturday, March 14, will be Fun Day on the bayou with exhibitors, guest presentations, entertainment and food. There is no admission fee, but activities and food will have fees. Capt. Benny McCoy will be providing 30-minute marsh tours for $10 per person, and crawfish and barbeque will be available for purchase along with cold drinks.

“We are really looking forward to spotlighting the work that has been done since the Deepwater Horizon disaster by bringing together different environmental agencies,” said Center Manager Susan Stachowski.  “We have truly shown our resilience in the face of disaster.”

For more information, please contact the Pascagoula River Audubon Center at (228) 475-0825.

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