The Heritage Area collaborated with Mississippi State Extension’s Natural Resource Enterprise (NRE) to offer a business workshop to landowners and charter boat owners interested in earning extra income. The event was held in Bay St. Louis on September 26.
“Landowners and charter boat operators can seek new and innovative ways to earn extra money,” said Daryl Jones, NRE program director at Mississippi State University. “These workshops are designed for landowners interested in learning about developing enterprises from the natural resources on their property or simply learning more about wildlife and business management.”
Attendees learned about recreational enterprise potential, inshore fishing charter excursions, bird watching, kayaking and paddling excursions, hunting leases and wildlife management, marketing and ways to reduce their liability.
The Natural Resource Enterprises program at Mississippi State University is a research and outreach program of the MSU Extension Service, MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and U.S. Fish and Wildlife
“This project was paid for with federal funding from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). This publication was prepared by Mississippi State University using federal funds under award GNTCP17MS0020 from the RESTORE Council. The statements, findings, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the RESTORE Council or the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.”