Congratulations!

Congratulations Billy Mitchell,  KRB volunteer,  in winning the Solo Recreational Canoe award at the Gator Bait Kayak race in September!!!  Thanks Billy for all that you do to help Keep our Rez Beautiful!

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RESERVOIR E – Electronics – Recycle Day

Celebrate Keep America Beautifuls’ America’s Recycle Day and E-RECYCLE
RESERVOIR E – Electronics – Recycle Day
Saturday,  November 5, 2016

Sponsored by Keep the Rez Beautiful and Magnolia Data Solutionscomputers

Revell Ace Hardware Shopping Center Parking Lot
1919 Spillway Rd.   Brandon, MS  39047
(Parking lot on Spillway Rd. near Hugh Ward Blvd. Intersection)
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Bring any unwanted electronics and lighten the electronic waste from your home or office and recycle in an environmentally friendly and secure way!

Acceptable Items:

Computers, All Computer Components, Desktop Copiers, Fax Machines, Radios, Televisions,
Cell Phones, Desk Phones, VCR Players, DVD Players, Electronic Games, Monitors, Keyboards, Printers, Laptops, Scanners, Stereos/Radios, UPS  (Will accept all electronics)

***There is a $5 charge per monitor & $15 charge per television***  This charge covers the cost incurred by Magnolia Data Solutions from recycling these items properly and in keeping with EPA requirements (i.e. shipping and weight for CRT tubes.) All items collected are properly recycled at Magnolia Data Solutions. Magnolia Data Solutions Is Mississippi’s only CERTIFIED and largest electronic recycler processing over 1.5 million pounds of e-Waste per year

For more information on this e-Waste event, please contact Barrett White with Magnolia Data Solutions @(601) 919-0062, ext. 102 or email Barrett@MagnoliaDataSolutions.com  or email  KRB @keeptherezbeautiful@gmail.com

 

Thank You! BATON ROUGE DONATION HUGE SUCCESS FOR WM EMPLOYEES

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PRESS RELEASE

KEEP THE REZ BEAUTIUL
P. O. BOX 5946
BRANDON, MS 39047
CONTACT: JEANNINE MAY, DIRECTOR
Jeannine.b.may@gmail.com
601-421-6160

BATON ROUGE DONATION HUGE SUCCESS FOR WM EMPLOYEES

September 6, 2016…….Keep The Rez Beautiful would like to thank everyone who donated goods for the recent KRB “Operation Pack the Trailer,” to help Waste Management drivers in Baton Rouge!

The donations were delivered to the Waste Management operations center in Walker, LA on August 27. Ronnie May, KRB volunteer drove the trailer to Baton Rouge and assisted in the delivery. The new KRB trailer is a new donation from Keep Mississippi Beautiful. Also, a very special thank you to the Reservoir Fire Station “guys” who assisted in the collection of the items, and others who donated their time and efforts. “We couldn’t have done it without you assisting us in the collection.” stated Jeannine May, KRB Director.

The donations, valued at over $4,000.00, included toiletry items, pillows, blankets, baby items and more! Over 51 WM drivers lost everything, and have been picking up trash and other household items for weeks that everyone else lost, according the WM officials in Baton Rouge.

“Our entire Waste Management Gulf Coast Team is extremely thankful to the Keep the Reservoir Beautiful affiliate and Keep Miss. Beautiful for their incredible generosity,” said Tricia Farace, Community Relations Representative. “The flooding disaster in south LA is of epic proportions. Some estimates indicate over 100,000 families and businesses were flooded. Waste Management alone saw 50 of our families and countless extended family members flooded by this disastrous storm. We have mobilized to help our employees and these contributions will go a long way to assist in soothing our families during this difficult time. THANK YOU Keep the Rez Beautiful and Keep Miss. Beautiful for your support.

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Littering is a Problem at The Rez and Along Pearl River

By Natay Holmes
Published: July 12, 2016, 7:28 pm

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – Trash along the Pearl River and reservoir is becoming a problem for anyone who boats or fishes.

A volunteer group says they need help keeping the waterways clean.

Plastic bottles, old fishing worm containers and lots of trash are piled along the shore of the reservoir.

Rodney Bennett didn’t expect to be surrounded by it while fishing at The Rez.

“It’s a little disturbing, you out here fishing and you having a good time and seeing all this trash out here. It’s not a good thing for the fisherman,” said Bennett.

Trash that gets caught in the reservoir flows down the Pearl River and sometimes makes it into the Gulf of Mexico.

Angi Webb, owner of Pearl River Kayaks in Brandon, says her customers have complained about the trash while being out on the water.

“It’s sad to see that everywhere you turn, there’s trash floating in the water and caught up in the weeds. It’s ruining this beautiful area that we’re blessed with,” said Webb.

‘Keep Reservoir Beautiful’ is a volunteer group that works to keep areas around the Pearl River and reservoir clean.

The group collects tons of trash throughout the year.

“We have a lot of people that are very concerned; they put litter in its place. Then we have many people that just leave it. They leave their trash when they get through. What we focus on are clean ups,” said Jeannine May, the Director of Keep the Reservoir Beautiful.

In a matter of 10 minutes, Webb collected a pile of trash along the river in her kayak.

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District has workers that clean up areas around the water during the week but some think it’s going to take more.

“We would like to see more enforcement, where people are fined. We would love to see the judges and other political figures, in Mississippi, the legislators, raise fines like it is in other states,” said May.

“They have to care more for this area. If people aren’t changing their own minds in doing that, there needs to be some level of enforcement to help kind of kick it in.”

The Mississippi Development of Environmental Quality says they do not have a team that clears the waters of waste but they do investigate if there is an illegal dumping site.
Video is located at http://wjtv.com/2016/07/12/littering-is-a-problem-at-the-rez-and-along-pearl-river/