Turtle Point Nature Area


James Stark, a friend of KRB’s that works with DEQ, is a frequent early morning jogger at the Turtle Point Nature Area.  He recently shared photos of the area.  Thanks James for sharing with KRB! Beautiful….By the way, KRB is looking for volunteers who would like to help in the pollinator garden and assist with some tree care.  For more information, contact Jeannine May @ jeannine.b.may@gmail.com 



REZ Spillway Cleanup

Thank you to the many volunteers who have been helping with the Cleanups below the Spillway!  Pictures, dates and results are below:

March 27, 1 volunteer, 154 items
April 26, KRB cleanup with 110 volunteers, approximately 9000 items
April 28, 1 volunteer, 90 items
May 1, 1 volunteer, 192 items
May 5, 1 volunteer, 86 items
May 8, 1 volunteer, 156 items
May 16, 1 volunteer, 198 items
May 19, 1 volunteer, 428 items
May 25, Litter Reduction Task Force Cleanup, 25 volunteers, approximately 1257 items
June 2, Litter Reduction Task Force Cleanup, 15 volunteers, approximately 947 items
June 12, 1 volunteer, 78 items
June 16, Litter Reduction Task Force Cleanup, 15 volunteers, approximately 364 items

Total number of items removed from banks of Pearl River since Mar 27 = 13,053


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!