environmental partnerships

helping our community achieve potential the chevron way

view of the Pascagoula Refinery from nearby wetlands


Chevron Pascagoula Refinery regularly partners with the National Audubon Society and its Pascagoula River Audubon Center in promoting environmental education programs for local students, teachers and visitors as a whole.  The Center is the educational gateway to exploring nature and bayou habitats by offering educational programming for school groups while featuring local nature themes, a step back in time with the historic trolley ticket booth and Scout Hut, and hands-on learning opportunities to fit your needs. Daytime visitors can discover the outdoors on the nature trails, bayou pier, bird feeders, critter tanks, art gallery, kayak rentals, gift shop and more!   Audubon aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

grand bay nerr

Chevron Pascagoula Refinery partner with the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) which was established in 1999 and is managed by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The Grand Bay NERR is comprised of approximately 18,000 acres to our east and contains pine savannas, salt marshes, salt pannes, bays and bayous as well as terrestrial habitats that are unique to the coastal zone.  We support the NERR annually by providing support for National Estuary Day and the Celebrate the Gulf Festival.  We are proud of this partnership and have recently help establish a non-profit “Friends” group to provide support for the mission of the NERR.

nature conservancy

Chevron Pascagoula Refinery and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have partnered for well over a decade on many of the 170,000-acre conservation projects across Mississippi, with particularly focus on the Pascagoula River Basin.

Chevron has provided financial and leadership support for the Mississippi Chapter and several Gulf of Mexico projects over the years, and has been included in TNC’s regional strategic planning sessions. 

Refinery employees volunteer their time and energy in TNC-led clean-up efforts and in data collection for initiatives like the Coastal Streams Conservation Plan. 

Chevron and the Pascagoula Refinery are proud to partner with The Nature Conservancy and look forward to our continued efforts to sustain and improve Mississippi’s rich natural resources.