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Davis Bayou Announces Memorial Day Weekend Programs

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Date: May 14, 2013
Contact: Stacy Speas, 228-230-4100

Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Memorial Day Weekend Programming, Davis Bayou, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

The Mississippi District of Gulf Islands National Seashore offers a Memorial Day holiday weekend filled with free guided walks.Alligator Walks will be held twice daily from Friday, May 24 until Tuesday, May 28, 2013."With the arrival of warmer weather, why not take some time to explore the natural beauty of Gulf Islands National Seashore during the Memorial Day weekend?" says Superintendent Dan Brown.Meet the ranger or intern at Pavilion #4 in the Davis Bayou Area at the times and dates listed below.

Alligator Walk

Do alligators hibernate during the winter?How fast can they move?What do they eat?Meet the ranger or intern at Pavilion #4 to learn the answers to these questions and more.If weather permits, we will take a short walk to the freshwater pond to look for alligators.This program lasts about an hour.Dates and times are listed below.

Friday, May 24, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 26, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Monday, May 27, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

For more information on the Mississippi District of Gulf Islands National Seashore, call the visitor center at 228-230-4100, visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis, or follow us on Twitter @GulfIslandsNPS for news and updates.

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Did You Know?

Murray Dorty, an African-American Union Civil War re-enactor, stands at attention inside Fort Massachusetts.

The 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Native Guards trained on Ship Island and became the first black unit on April 9, 1863 on the Gulf Frontier. They met Confederate forces in battle during a raid on Pascagoula, MS.