KAREN NELSON/SUN HERALD Eric Richards, center, an engineer from Pascagoula, talks with Eco Tours of South Mississippi's Jeff Wilkinson, left. Libby Roberts, a boat captain, and Alice Baker, with Pascagoula Paradise Paddlers, background, who also came up from the Coast to support the river during a hearing in Jackson on Wednesday.
KAREN NELSON/SUN HERALD Eric Richards, center, an engineer from Pascagoula, talks with Eco Tours of South Mississippi's Jeff Wilkinson, left. Libby Roberts, a boat captain, and Alice Baker, with Pascagoula Paradise Paddlers, background, who also came up from the Coast to support the river during a hearing in Jackson on Wednesday.
KAREN NELSON/SUN HERALD Eric Richards, center, an engineer from Pascagoula, talks with Eco Tours of South Mississippi's Jeff Wilkinson, left. Libby Roberts, a boat captain, and Alice Baker, with Pascagoula Paradise Paddlers, background, who also came up from the Coast to support the river during a hearing in Jackson on Wednesday.