MOBILE, Ala. --
The National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will come together on Wednesday, May 29 to celebrate the restoration of Ship Island, Mississippi. Representatives from the Department of the Interior, the United States Army, as well as Members of the regional Congressional delegation and the State of Mississippi will be on hand to celebrate the restoration. On the island, project leaders will host attendees and the media, demonstrating the progress of the coastal restoration project to date. Representatives will participate in a ceremonial “ground-building” finalizing the closure of the Camille Cut.
What: Ship Island Restoration Presentation and Site Visit
Who: Representatives from the National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi’s congressional delegation, and the State of Mississippi
Where: Gulfport Yacht Club and Ship Island*
800 East Pier Road, Gulfport, MS 39501
When: Wednesday, May 29; presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. The site visit should be completed by 1:30 p.m.
*Transportation to the island will be provided for all RSVP’d members of the media.
About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/guis, on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/GulfIslands_NPS, and Instagram www.Instagram.com/GulfIslandsNPS.
About the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District: Created in 1888 during the Nation’s reconstruction in the aftermath of the Civil War, the Mobile District spans the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Northern Florida, and northward from Alabama and Georgia to Tennessee. While its traditional missions in military construction, civil works and navigation operations remain its backbone of services to the Nation, today the modern Mobile District also executes critical engineering and construction for other federal agencies including the building of veterans’ hospital facilities for the VA as well as aerospace infrastructure for NASA. Visit us at www.sam.usace.army.mil, on Facebook www.facebook.com/pg/USACEMOBILE/, on Twitter twitter.com/USACEMobile.