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Application of Data from the Grand Bay Estuary System to Enhance Water Quality on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast

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Legacy Effects of Land Use Change and Nitrogen Source Shifts on a Benchmark System, a prior Science Collaborative-funded project, studied the history of land use change in the Grand Bay, Mississippi region and how it shifted nutrient and pathogen sources over time. At the end of this project, the reseach team and stakeholders worked together to determine what educational outreach materials produced from the research were of the greatest value to enhance local water quality.

A 2017 Science Transfer project is expanding on this prior work by developing tools and materials to educate the general public and decision-makers about the ways that man-made land use changes affect water quality, fisheries, and human health in the region around Grand Bay, Mississippi. This factsheet describes the project approach, anticipated benefits, anticipated products, and targeted end users.