Keep the Rez Beautiful Receives $10,000 Grant from Lowe’s For Reservoir Community Based Improvement Project And Community Fair Scheduled for November 22

October 31, 2014 – Keep The Reservoir Beautiful (KRB) today announced that Lowe’s has awarded a $10,000 grant to support KRB’s mission to engage individuals in building and sustaining vibrant communities.

“This partnership grant from Lowe’s through Keep America Beautiful is allowing us to help beautify an area for many residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Jeannine May, KRB Director. “We are thankful to the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District employees, its Board members, our volunteers and the Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers who give countless hours for cleanups and targeted community initiatives nationwide.”

The Lowe’s Community Partners grant will provide funding for the Reservoir’s First Community Fair, “Keep it Green, Keep it Clean & Keep it Safe,” November 22 at the Reservoir’s Community Center on Spillway Road in Brandon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair is a free event with information on horticultural tips, crime prevention, composting, a plant swap, a native plant walk through the Botanical Gardens, and E-Cycling (electronics recycling provided by Magnolia Data Solutions) and more. Focusing on beautification, KRB will be providing free tulip and daffodil bulbs to neighborhoods and churches to help beautify the Reservoir area.

The grant will also be utilized to help landscape a green space area on Spillway Road demonstrating Best Management Practices to help promote water quality in Turtle Creek and the Reservoir.

The green space is an addition of the Turtle Point Nature Area located on Scenic Drive between the subdivisions of Turtle Creek and Forest Point. The nature area is currently under development by Keep The Rez Beautiful and the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.

“Lowe’s also provides support as a national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful’s flagship program, the Great American Cleanup which takes place from coast to coast including the Ross Barnett Reservoir area in the spring and throughout the year for KRB,” said Jennifer Jehn, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful.

KRB is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Reservoir watershed and its shoreline communities and neighborhoods. KRB covers parts of Rankin and Madison counties and is staffed by solely unpaid volunteers. For more information, email KRB at keeptherezbeautiful@gmail.com, visit http://www.keeptherezbeautiful.org, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com;TreasuretheRez or find our Keep the Rez Beautiful fan page on Facebook.

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