Keep Mississippi Beautiful Volunteer Award

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Left to right:  Neely Norman, KMB, Bob Stribling, and KMB Chairman Stephanie Hutchins

Bob Stribling of Puckett, Mississippi, receives Keep MS Beautiful volunteer award for his volunteer spirit and passion in helping Keep the Rez Beautiful (KRB) in planting ferns, trees and assistance with KRB’s pollinator and rain gardens. thank you Mr. B1ob!  We love you!

Keep Mississippi Beautiful Ron Aldridge Volunteer Award Winner

 

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Pictured left to right:  Neely Norman, KMB, Ron Aldridge, KMB Board Member, Deb Veeder, KRB, and Stephanie Hutchins, KMB Chairman

 

Deb Veeder, KRB Chairman receives the KMB Ron Aldridge Volunteer award for her passion and spirit in coordinating Project Rezway, clean ups, beautification projects and statewide for her leadership as the Adopt-A-Stream Coordinator! Thanks Deb for your dedication and leadership in keeping Mississippi clean and green!

 

 

 

Solar Compactors

We have three new solar compactors (“Big Bellies”) installed at Turtle Point, Timberlake Campground and at the Rankin landing on Spillway Road.   We are so proud of these solar recyclers!   KRB has been instrumental in applying for a DEQ grant and working with the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District and Waste Management…..we achieved our goal for a better way to eliminate litter around the Rez.  If you would like to help us with a ribbon cutting for the compactor at Turtle Point Nature Area, we would greatly appreciate the press and help.  The reason they are called a Big Belly is due to the fact that they will hold a lot of plastic, aluminum, cardboard and paper…and using solar energy, they are packed into a small bag when full.   The recyclables are then transported via PRVWSD to our recycle roll off at the Reservoir Fire Station on Spillway Road and then on to FV Recycling in Sumrall, Mississippi.   KRB partnered with Flowood recently and installed one in the Flowood Winner’s Circle Park as well.  Thank you to MS Department of Environmental Quality for helping us Recycle Often and Recycle Right!

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2016 Award of Excellence

Keep the Rez Beautiful (KRB) was recently recognized at the Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference with the Award of Excellence in Washington, DC for:
• conducting 30 cleanups in five years, including numerous water cleanups using kayaks,
• installing cigarette ash receptacles in several parks and campgrounds through Cigarette Litter Prevention Program,
• installing county’s first solar compactor in a park with Waste Management grant,
• creating the Turtle Point Nature Area, a pollinator/sensory garden that uses native plants to promote water quality,
• constructing a paved walking trail, benches, and an ADA-compliant kayak launch, and
• creating 18 pollinator gardens, planting more than 50 azaleas along a major roadway, and planting scores of trees thanks to various KAB Community Impact Grants over the last three years.

Link to Press Release

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