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Mississippi TV Station Runs Story on UHart Alternative Spring Break Students
University of Hartford students who are spending their spring break helping with hurricane recovery efforts in Mississippi were the subject of a feature story this morning (Wednesday, March 27) on Mississippi television station WLOX.
Thirty-five students and two advisors traveled 26 hours to spend their spring break helping the people of Biloxi, Miss., recover from Hurricane Isaac, which hit in August 2012.
The Alternative Spring Break trip is sponsored by the University's Center for Community Service.
During their time in Mississippi, the students are focusing primarily on cleanup from Hurricane Isaac and long-term Gulf Coast ecosystem restoration. They will complete a variety of projects, such as shoreline restoration, native plant propagation, sea grass restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, and invasive species removal.