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Bodega, 111 Court St., Bay St. Louis, MS

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Intro to the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area (MCGNHA) and the Gulf Coast Outpost program

Benefits of becoming a recognized Gulf Coast Outpost

Mississippi Gulf Coast Business Resources

Gulf Coast Outpost Business Recognition Checklist

MS Gulf Coast Natural Resource Training Opportunities


This workshop is an opportunity for nature-based tourism businesses to work through the checklist of becoming recognized as a Gulf Coast Outpost.

What is the Gulf Coast Outpost?

Gulf Coast Outpost is a voluntary program that recognizes nature-based tourism businesses
who are knowledgeable about the natural product of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, who prioritize customer safety and who work to protect the natural environment.

Does my business qualify?

The target audience for nature-based business recognition includes businesses whose primary purpose is contributing to the enjoyment of South Mississippi’s natural heritage. This includes tour guides, charter boat operators, eco-fitness guides, outfitters, eco-lodges, agritourism and other businesses where nature-based activities are 50 percent or more of the primary business line.

What are the benefits to becoming a Gulf Coast Outpost?

This voluntary recognition program will set your business apart as a leader in sustainability. Once a business is recognized as a Gulf Coast Outpost, they will be eligible to apply for the Heritage Community Grants from the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area. Businesses also will have the opportunity to access and download resources.

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