The Office of Coastal Restoration and Resiliency was established by the Mississippi Legislature in 2014. Its primary purpose is to develop a long-range, multi-state strategy to restore Mississippi coastal resources and to provide for healthy and resilient communities and economies in the coastal area.

It is comprised of the following programs:

Restoration Framework Strategies

Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area

Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Sport Fish

State of Our Coast

The office also collaborates with other agencies in Alabama and Louisiana, as well as federal agencies and non-governmental organizations. These partnerships work to assist with the planning, permitting and implementation of major coastal restoration projects focused on habitat, fisheries and structural or physically protective resiliency projects.

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Green Infrastructure Toolbox

The Green Infrastructure Toolbox is a document that explores green infrastructure practices for stormwater management. This tool provides communities with additional options for drainage systems and managing stormwater runoff. People who use this tool will learn about each green infrastructure practice and be provided with examples of how communities in Mississippi, as well as other states, have successfully managed stormwater runoff

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