2nd Annual Earth Day on the Rez
Keep the Rez Beautiful (KRB) with the Botanical Park Garden Club will host its 2nd annual Earth Day on the Rez on Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will feature Earth Day learning stations posted along the braille trail stops located in the Reservoir Botanical Garden. There will be children’s activities, a scavenger hunt, and a plant swap hosted by Madison County gardeners. The Reservoir Botanical Gardens are located at 2230 Spillway Rd in Brandon behind the parking lot connected to the Reservoir Fire Station, library and community center. Visit the blog for more information about the learning station stops, activities, and partner organizations.
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About Keep the Rez Beautiful
Keep the Rez Beautiful (KRB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to litter cleanup, litter prevention, and beautification of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Formed in 2010, KRB is part of the Keep Mississippi Beautiful (KMB) and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) networks. KRB is the nation’s first affiliate to focus on a reservoir. KRB is in need of community partners and volunteers to realize its mission.
KRB’s success lies in the collaboration between citizens, businesses, public officials, and civic leaders all working together. KRB has won many numerous awards, including the William Nash Award, the top award that KAB gives to affiliates three years or younger in 2014. KRB funds projects through grants and leveraging local support. Waste Management, Lowe’s, UPS and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality are among K RB’s biggest supporters.
KRB works to define litter, identify litter sources, understand why people litter, reduce litter by changing behavior, organize clean-ups and educate on proper handling of waste.
KRB believes that improving our community starts with our children. KRB wants to work with students to clean up the Reservoir and teach them about the importance of being stewards of the environment.
KRB aims to improve the visual aspects of our community through programs that beautify the environment, including community gardens, restoration of vacant lots, highway and shoreline beautification , urban forests, native and wild flower plantings and graffiti abatement.