Best links for info on the oil spill and volunteer opportunities

Here are some particularly good links I’ve found:

Volunteering:

  • Mobile Bay National Estuary Program – Provide contact information to the MBNEP office by phone at 251- 431-6409 or by email to mbnep@mobilebaynep.com.
  • Pascagoula River Audubon Center – “If you are interested in being trained to help wash oiled birds, please email the Center (contact us) with your Full Name and phone number. We are being inundated with phone calls for volunteer request, please use the contact link to submit your information.”
  • Oilspillvolunteers.com – An excellent site created by a couple in Ocean Springs, MS. Includes general information on the volunteer effort (not Mississippi-specific) that is constantly updated. Mississippi-specific information includes how to sign up to volunteer and training sessions.
  • Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana – Collecting volunteer information for Louisiana

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As long as you’re in Biloxi next Saturday for the wiener dog races…

why not make a day of it and head to Gulfport to see Mobile Roller Derby take on the undefeated MS Rollergirls? Live music by the Cowboy Killers and beer (free according to the MS Rollergirls Facebook page!). Continue reading

Wiener dog races at the Hard Rock in Biloxi: March 20

What better way to spend a spring afternoon on the Gulf Coast? But this isn’t just any wiener dog race. First of all, it will be held at the Wet Spot, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s pool and the perfect venue for a wiener dog race. It’s worth the trip just to hang out for free at a luxe hotel pool for a few hours. Plus this event is a fund-raiser for Coast Young Professionals. So you figure there’s going to be some pretty good sightseeing around the pool.

But wait, there’s more! You can have your picture taken with a giant wiener dog! Continue reading

Antiques Roadshow headed to the Gulf Coast: July 24

Dig out all your old stuff because Antiques Roadshow’s headed our way again.

July 24 is the date. Biloxi is the place.

As near as I can tell from the show archives, the only other time they’ve come anywhere near our area was 2006 when they visited Mobile. The highlights of that show (for me at least) were the items with a local spin including Continue reading

Yakfishing 101: March 18

Ever thought kayak fishing sounds fun, but no idea how to get started? South Coast Paddling Company in Ocean Springs, MS is offering a Kayak Fishing Seminar on Thursday, March 18th @ 7 p.m. Continue reading

Grab your camera and go

The Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs is offering two events in February for outdoor photography buffs. On February 4, the lab will host An Evening of Images,” a  free visual presentation by nature photographer Tom Ulrich.  This is open to the public and free. On February 5, Tom will offer an Outdoor Digital Photography Workshop. The workshop is $40.

The lab is located one hour from Mobile in Ocean Springs, overlooking the Mississippi Sound. There are fabulous photo opportunities in the area. While you’re there, visit the Walter Anderson Museum for inspiration.