Great American Cleanup 2015

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.

Families volunteering for GAC!!! Thanks everyone for your dedicated support!!

Families volunteering for GAC!!! Thanks everyone for your dedicated support!!

2015 Project Rezway Winners

Rhonda Blasingame of Bottle Tree Studios won Best in Show in Keep the Rez Beautiful’s Project Rezway in 2015. Rhonda’s daughter, Aidan, modeled the dress.

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Lilly Ross won second place overall at Project Rezway. She designed and modeled her dress.

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UPS/ Keep America Beautiful Grant Makes a Difference at the Rez

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.

Come join Keep The Rez Beautiful and make a difference for Earth Day, 2015!

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.)

Great American Cleanup, April 18, 2015 Press Release

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Turtle Point Nature Area

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!
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