Fall 2019 Calendar
Keep Mississippi Beautiful/Keep AL Beautiful Conference, Gulf Shores, AL.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 9:00am -3:00pm: E-cycle Day in front of Revelle Ace Hardware on Spillway Road.
Spring 2019 Calendar
February 6-8, 2019 – Keep America Beautiful Conference, Baltimore, MD
March 28 – 8th Annual Project Rezway/Trash Re-imagined Bill Waller Crafts Center. Putting waste in it’s place and focusing on recycling and clean water. Amateurs will compete and create fashionable designs from recycleables and the best in recycled art sculptures.
March 30 – The competition continues at the Craft Center when students compete as a team to construct recycled art sculptures.
April 6 – Celebrate the Gulf – Pass Christian Attendees will participate in interactive water quality activities learning about non-point source pollution and ways to protect the Pearl River and Reservoir watershed.
April 20 KRB/PRWE Great American Clean Up –PRVWSD, Leake County Water Park & Campground. Volunteers, including the Capitol City Roller Girls, Lowe’s employees, Pearl River Kayaks, Inc., campers and others, will participate in a litter clean up in the Upper Pearl River. They will be planting trees and native plants to enhance the area. A conservation egg hunt will educate participants about ways to help clean up and protect wildlife in the Upper Pearl River watershed.
April 27 Ross Barnett Reservoir –Urban Landscape Workshop – Reservoir Community Center. KRB will be conducting an educational urban workshop that will focus on conservation solutions for residents to reduce sediment and nutrients with landscaping tips on erosion control, soils, proper use of fertilizers and chemicals, native plants and improving the appearance and health of trees. Other workshops are also being planned for Rankin and Hancock Counties. Dates TBA.
Nutrient Management Workshop for Small Poultry Farmers – Date TBA This workshop will be held in Leake County and participants will be provided information on better solutions for disposing of poultry waste. PRWE is partnering with the Leake County USDA NRCS Service Center.
May 15 – Reservoir Library & Botanic Gardens – Students will participate in a nature walk in the Reservoir Botanic Gardens and participate in hands-on activities on non-point source pollution, native plants and just enjoy the day!
June 29 – Reservoir Rez Fest – Lakeshore Park PRWE will have hands on conservation activities for children and adults.
July 10 – Reservoir Library/Reservoir Botanic Gardens – PRWE/KRB volunteers will be introducing Sam E. Soil, USDA NRCS mascot, to day care participants. Sam E. Soil will be teaching children about erosion control, reducing litter and how to keep the Reservoir and Mill Creek clean!
PRWE Conservation Teacher Workshops – Dates TBA Teachers can attend free conservation workshops in Rankin, Hancock, Jackson and Harrison counties to earn CEU’s and participate in hands-on activities on non-point source pollution.
July 20 – L.I.F.E – Ross Barnett Reservoir. KRB/PRWE volunteers will be working with the 2nd annual L.I.F.E. (Living Independent for Everyone) event where veterans and others with special needs participate in recreational opportunities learning more about ways to protect water quality.
Veterans Outreach – KRB/PWE will be working with the Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers to promote agriculture and natural resource conservation through horticulture therapy and other USDA opportunities available to Veterans.
Stream Monitoring – PRWE team members will be monitoring tributaries for sediment with a turbidity meter that impacts the watershed. Several tributaries are now being monitored for sediment that impacts the streams and Reservoir. For more information: Check out stream monitoring at www.keeptherezbeautiful.
PRWE/ KRB has partnered with Rankin County to hire an additional building inspector to inspect county properties within the Ross Barnett Reservoir watershed under construction. The inspector will monitor sites within the watershed to ensure that best management practices are being utilized to reduce sediment that impacts streams, the Pearl River and the Reservoir. This inspector will be reporting issues to the county to ensure permit requirements are enforced.
Pearl River Clean Sweep – KRB volunteers will be participating in September in the 3rd 2019 annual Pearl River and Reservoir Clean Sweep to reduce litter in these watersheds and promote recycling. This event stretches from the Upper Pearl River to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Louisiana.
Keep the Rez Beautiful is honored to partner with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in these initiatives. For more information on the Pearl Watershed Experience and other KRB projects visit: www.keeptherezbeautiful.org; Facebook–keeptherezbeautiful or contact: Jeannine May, email@example.com; Lynn Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Nancy Magee, nmagee@email@example.com.
This calendar is subject to additions.