Thank you to all of the volunteers who made our Great American Cleanup possible on April 18. It was a huge success! Volunteers planted native plants and trees at Turtle Point Nature Area.
KRB was honored to receive the UPS/Keep America Beautiful grant last year for tree planting. The grant funding was received to plant trees at the Turtle Point Nature Area, and other areas around the Ross Barnett Reservoir for erosion control, wildlife habitat, provide shade and to reduce carbon emissions.
The funding has provided the planting of 150 arbovitaes at the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, Timberlake Campground. These trees will help reduce carbon emissions and provide a buffer for the campers. Over 100 saw tooth oaks and over 100 fruit trees were also planted in other recreational areas as well.
Keep the Rez Beautiful, along with other organizations in Keep America Beautiful’s national network of community-based affiliates, are planning volunteer events across America. Volunteers wanting to assist with the following activities are encouraged to report to Lakeshore Park, April 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. to sign up for volunteer assignments. Volunteers will receive a KRB T Shirt for volunteering (first come, first serve), if they sign a Great American – Ross Barnett Reservoir – pledge card!
- Lakeshore Park, (PRVWSD Lakeshore Park, Northshore Parkway: planting ferns and flowers, cleaning up a Rain Garden and more.
- Turtle Point Nature Area, Spillway Rd., between Turtle Creek and Forest Point Subdivisions on Scenic Drive; planting fruit and nut trees.
- Take a walk around your neighborhood and pick up litter. All participants will be provided trash bags. Bags may be picked up at Lakeshore Park at 8:30 a.m.
- Help neighborhoods plant flowers and shrubs at entrances. (Flowers available, first come, first serve basis.)
Leadership Rankin is raffling a wonderful Sportsman and Entertainment package as a fundraiser for the enhancement of the new Turtle Point Nature Area at the Reservoir which Keep the Rez Beautiful (KRB) has been working on. If you are interested in buying tickets, contact KRB at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
KRB is proud to announce that our walking trail is underway! Thanks to a PRVWSD, a grant is providing funding for the ADA trail (SiteLayout 022814) and Kayak launch! A small parking area, bike rack, benches, water fountains and a few surprises are on the Rez horizon! There will be volunteer opportunities in the near future! Thanks everyone for making our dream a reality!