- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Gulf Coast is a bit cleaner, thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who helped pick up trash at various locations across South Mississippi.

WLOX-TV (https://bit.ly/2dx9uCB ) reports Saturday’s 28th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup stretched from Hancock to Jackson counties, with more than 60 locations along the 90 miles of beach. Some volunteers also worked to clean up coastal waterways and the barrier islands.

All participants received a voucher for a free lunch provided by The Shed.

Volunteers picked up more than 16 tons of debris during last year’s cleanup event.

The coastal cleanup is part of a nationwide cleanup event, encompassing more than 65,000 volunteers over the past 27 years. More than 1.6 million pounds of trash have been removed from Mississippi’s shores, waterways, and barrier islands in that time.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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