Make 2021 A Year for Nature and Nurture!
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Moss Point, MS
Kick off 2021 Right!
As the month and year change, it is also time to choose the path on which to travel for the new year. At the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, all paths lead to a better you filled with the beauty of nature and opportunities to nurture yourself.

On Saturday, January 2, PRAC will open at 8 a.m. for Nature and Nurture New Year. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of your own backyard and find time to take care of yourself.

At 8 and 10 a.m., Claire Faccini will lead Yoga sessions for $10 per person.  Space per session is limited, so reservations are required.  Reserve your spot at

At 9 and 11 a.m., Katie will be offering birding and native plant tours of the 10-acre site.  These tours are free, but donations are welcome.  PRAC has eight pairs of binoculars that can be borrowed, so you may want to bring your own.

Wanda Norton will lead a class on using natural products to create arrangements and other items to be used around the house.  This class is at noon in Dixie’s Perch and has no admission.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., one-hour kayak rentals begin and are $5 for a single and $10 for a tandem.  Member kayak rentals are FREE.

So as the last days of 2020 wind down, decide which path to take for 2021.
Memorial Tree Benefit
In response to Harry McDonald encouraging friends and family to plant a tree in memory of his late wife, Jacquelyn Ann Greenough McDonald, the Pascagoula River Audubon Center sponsored a benefit raffle to purchase trees.

Raffle tickets were sold for a little over a week, and more than $600 was raised.  In the spring, trees will be planted at PRAC and other areas around the community, and a permanent marker will be placed on the grounds at the Center in memory of Mrs. Jackie.

Special thanks to all who donated to this benefit.  The winner of the driftwood tree was Linda Walsh and the winner of the pinecone tree was Joe May.
Consider Audubon as your Event Venue for 2021
Do you have special events to celebrate this year? Whether you are looking for space for a wedding, reception, shower, birthday party or retirement celebration, the grounds of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center are a great option.

Affordable and convenient, rentals of the facilities at PRAC begin at $100 per hour and can include the art gallery, catering kitchen, river room, Dixie’s Perch and all outside space. Two weddings and a shower are already on the schedule for the first quarter, and the calendar fills quickly.

Anyone interested in discussing rental options should complete THIS interest form or email us at
Our Flock is Growing!
The Pascagoula River Audubon Center relies on contributions from local households and businesses to keep its doors open.  With half of the 2021 fiscal year behind us, we would like to acknowledge our Q1 and Q2 contributors and those who support us annually.

It’s not too late to join the flock!  Your donation can be in the form of a membership, operations donation or memorial donation. Audubon’s fiscal year ends on June 30.

Your contribution may be made electronically HERE by clicking on Donate or Membership in the upper right hand corner.  Donations may also be sent via mail to 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, MS 39563.

Memberships of $25 to $149
Amber Vice
Ann MacDougall
Ashley Easterling
Bill and Kathy Allen
Brian Allen Zeleznik
Brian Cardona
Candy And Lou Datko
Carmen Brodnax
Carol Daquin
Darlene Conerly
Deborah Burst
Pete and Di Faccini
Eileen Loffredo
Isaac Fulton
Jimmy Wheat
Joe and Sarah May
Joe Tynes
Julius A. Willis Jr.
Kathy Carlisle
Lynn Moffat
Maria M Walden
Marion And David Andrews
Mary K. Allen
Patricia Crawford
Paul And Alice Eldridge
Rex Hindman
Robin Weigle
Shannon Suarez
Sharon Ward
Trula Dixon

PRAC Friends of $150 to $999
Compton Engineering
Mississippi Security Police
Keesler Federal Credit Union
Joseph W. Martin Jr.
Melanie M. Allen
Alice Baker
Beverly Carter
Brian McVey
Bruce Grimes
Donna Hudson
Donna Krebs
Edgar W. Hull
H. Charles and Patti Weiss III
Harry James Blevins
John A. McKinney
Julia Maitre
Larry D. Stringer
Laurie Quint-Adler
Mike And Carol Long
Susan McCormick
Master Gardeners
Rebeccah Sanders

John James and Lucy Audubon Level of $1,000 to $1,999
Merchants & Marine Bank
Bacot/McCarty Foundation
Amy Brandenstein
Anita Brooks
Chip and Bernadette Cuevas
Kevin Jarvis
Kevin and Dorothy M. Shaw
Tommy and Susan Delashmet
Susan M. Stachowski
Thomas and Beth Singley
Wayne and Vicki Adkison
Weldon and Pam Perkins
Young Men's Business Club of Moss Point

Great Egret Level of $2,000 to $4,999
E3 Environmental
Eric Schwaab

Heron Level of $5,000 to $9,999
Jackson County Board of Supervisors
Mark W. Everson

Sandhill Crane Level $10,000 to $24,999
The Chemours Company
Ingalls Shipbuilding

White Pelican Level $25,000 and Up
Chevron Products
Mississippi Power
On the Road...Again!
Thanks to a donation from Enhanced Environmental and Emergency Services, E3 Environmental, PRAC has a brand new trailer for acquiring native plants from area growers and for hosting pop-up sales in communities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The 12-foot trailer will be decked out with the PRAC logo along with that of E3. Special thanks go to Chris Garcia from E3 and advisory committee member Brian McVey for making this happen!
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
5107 Arthur St., Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-0825 |

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