Earth Day on the Rez

Please join us for Earth Day on the Rez on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Reservoir Botanical Gardens located at 2230 Spillway Rd in Brandon, MS. There are some special Earth Day learning stations to visit as you walk along the recently completed Braille Trail in the Reservoir Botanical Gardens. The Braille Trail has 13 stops and the visually impaired can call 601-258-7366 to get an audio tour at each of the locations or read the braille characters located at the bottom of each posted sign.

For Earth Day on the Rez, special stations have been added at many of the Braille Trail stops with learning activities or educational information for visitors. Public Restrooms can be found at the Reservoir Library. Please note that parking will be limited, so arranging for someone to drop off and pick up your group is encouraged. 

Earth Day Stations and Braille Trail Stops include:

Entrance to Trail -Welcome Tables – hosted by Keep the Rez Beautiful with volunteers from Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Metro Leos

Gardner Plant Swap Area – hosted by Nancy Magee

Stop 1: Sensory Garden and Vermicomposting hosted by Nicole Kitchens with Growforth Gardens & Rock Painting Station hosted by Martha Brackin

Stop 2: Mill Creek Slough – Recycling Station

Stop 3: Fern Bog hosted by Allen Holditch with Keep the Rez Beautiful (KRB)

Just past Stop 3:  On left side of trail will be Leaf Rubbing station hosted by Rick Hollis with Pearl River Valley Supply District

Stop 4: Outdoor Learning Center Pavillion will feature the Geology/Wildlife station hosted by James Starnes with MDEQ

Stop 5: View the Welcome Sign with History of the Gardens

Stop 6: Sasanquas and Camellias

Stop 7: Bird Stop hosted by Marcie Lockett with Wild Birds Unlimited

Stop 8: Geological Flood Plain with Wildlife hosted by Jonathan Leard with MDEQ

Stop 9: Devil’s Walking Sticks

Stop 10: Bridge

Stop 11: Native Plants at the Bridge

Stop 12: Millcreek Overlook and Wisteria Garden РWatersheds/EnviroScape and WaterQuality Station hosted by Deb Veeder with MS Wildlife Federation/MDEQ

Stop 13: Children’s Exploration Area

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