New Dog Park Opens



Volunteers for Keep the Rez Beautiful, Jerry Palmer and Jeannine May, added some beauty to the new dog park, opening this Saturday, May 20 at the PRVWD Old Trace Park on Rice Road.  Drift roses, daylilies and lantana were planted at the entrance this week.   The park is a beautiful asset to the area and will be enjoyed by many of our canine friends. The Barnett Reservoir Foundation and many other sponsors are to be congratulated for coordinating the project.

Keep Mississippi Beautiful Volunteer Award


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



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!