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Posted 2/12/2015

Release no. 15-013

Shirley J. Smith

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is seeking more volunteers to operate the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Site (LMRM). Civic clubs, groups or individuals are welcome to volunteer. Many thanks to those who are already volunteering their services at the LMRM.

The overall goal of the LMRM is to provide visitors with background information on the Mississippi River while providing educational aspects of life on the river. Each LMRM display is unique, covering a variety of topics on river history, Corps history, and flood risk management.

The LMRM, located at 910 Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg, includes the main building, the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV, and the Mississippi River Model. The LMRM, housed between Washington Street and Levee Street, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lawran Richter, natural resources management specialist, at 601-631-5287. You may also contact Ms. Richter for a presentation on the volunteer program to your civic club or other organization. Volunteers are needed to help keep this valuable tourist spot open for all to enjoy.

The District’s involvement with educational institutions helps to build the necessary skills of our future leaders, and introduces many students and educators to the Corps for the first time as can be experienced at the LMRM. The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.