Coastal resources topic of DMR 2013 calendar

SUN HERALDDecember 25, 2012 

Sea creatures and creatures who enjoy the sea are featured into the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources 2013 Marine Information Calendar.

The artwork is by students in third through sixth grades from across South Mississippi. More than 1,300 entries from 29 schools were submitted for the annual calendar, with the contest theme of Preserving and Enjoying Mississippi's Coast Resources.

The calendar contains sunrise/sunset times, moon phases and tidal ranges as well as reef locations, size and possession limits, information on Mississippi saltwater fishing records and boating safety tips.

The calendar was printed through grants from the Sport Fish Restoration and the Tidelands Trust Fund Program, according to the DMR.

The original artwork is on display in the MDMR's main lobby at 1141 Bayview Ave. in Biloxi.

The winners

The winners, their ages and schools:

January: Lauren Clarke, 9, Our Lady of Fatima

February: Baleigh Andrews, 9, Cherokee Elementary

March: Alexander Moore, 9, Cherokee Elementary

April: Payton Bennett, 11, Ocean Springs Upper Elementary

May: Caroline Floyd, 10, Cherokee Elementary

June: Jazmin Anderson, 10, Jeff Davis Elementary

July: Mary Kaitlyn Jones, 10, D'Iberville Middle School

August: Bettina Boland, 11, Resurrection Catholic School

September: Landon Wiggins, 9, Cherokee Elementary

October: Juliana Heise, 10, St. Martin Center for Gifted Excellence

November: Lauren Bowlin, 12, Resurrection Catholic School

December: Madison McPherson, 12, St. Martin Middle School

Front cover: Lauren Bowlin, 12, Resurrection Catholic School

Back cover: Layne Turan, 11, West Wortham Elementary; Austin Rice, 9, Our Lady of Fatima; Dalton Barnes, 10, Hancock North Central Elementary

Where to get one

The calendars are available at Coast bait shops as well as these locations while supplies last:

Bay St. Louis: The Sea Coast Echo, 124 Court St.; Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, 412 U.S. 90, Suite 6

Biloxi: Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, 1050 Beach Blvd.; Biloxi-D'Iberville Press, 819 Jackson St.; Biloxi Visitor Center, 1050 Beach Blvd.; Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, 1141 Bayview Ave.; Mississippi State University Coastal Research & Extension Center, 1815 Popp's Ferry Road (after Jan. 4); Hope Community Credit Union, 188 Porter Ave.

Gulfport: Sun Herald, 205 DeBuys Road; Gulf Coast Community Federal Credit Union, 12364 U.S. 49; WXXV Fox 25, 14351 U.S. 49

Moss Point: Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 6005 Bayou Heron Road

Ocean Springs: The Ocean Springs Record, 432 Porter Ave. (after Jan. 4); Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, 1000 Washington Ave.; Ocean Springs Gazette, 2016 Bienville Blvd.

Pascagoula: Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 720 Krebs Ave.; Wayne Lee's Grocery Store, 1317 Telephone Road

Pass Christian: Pass Christian City Hall, 200 West Scenic Drive

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