THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR GREAT SUPPORT IN MAKING OUR 1ST ANNUAL KEEP THE REZ BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY FAIR A WONDERFUL DAY!
KRB’s November 22, “Keep it Clean, Keep it Green & Keep it Safe,” at the Reservoir Community Center attracted more than 130 area Reservoir residents interested in beautifying their neighborhoods, recycling electronics and reducing crime.
Fern specialist, Bob Stribling; Plant, Soils, Trees & agronomy specialist George Long; Botanist Heather Sullivan; Crime prevention information Chief Investigator Raymond Duke and other speakers provided valuable information to attendees.
Magnolia Data Solutions collected over 2,000 pounds of old electronics and helped promote Keep America Beautiful’ Recycle Day.
On Nov. 21, volunteers from the Baker Donnellson Law Firm planted butterfly milkweed and ferns at the Turtle Point Nature Area and Botanical Gardens to help with Monarch butterfly rehabilitation and beautification efforts. They also sorted thousands of daffodils and tulips provided to residents and churches wanting to beautify their neighborhoods and reservoir area. These bulbs were made possible through a Lowe’s grant from Keep America Beautiful and Keep Mississippi Beautiful.
Special thanks also to Tree Source Farms, the Rankin County Master Gardeners, Angie Webb, Pearl River Kayaks, the Reservoir Garden Club, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, Keep the Rez Volunteers and others who contributed to this event. A special thanks to Lowe’s for supporting the Keep America Beautiful network of affiliates.