Keep the Rez Beautiful will hold it’s annual E-Cycle Day on Saturday, September 17 at the Reservoir Square Shopping Center (in front of the Revell Ace Hardware) from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your old electronics and tennis shoes! See the flyer for more details.
Metro Leo member and MCHS Student, Molly Collins, created a video about the New Brail Trail at the Reservoir Botanical Gardens and Earth Day on the Rez 2022. Scroll down for more Earth Day on the Rez 2022 photos.
Thank you to all the visitors and volunteers who came out to Keep the Rez Beautiful’s Earth Day 2022.
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 – Watersheds/EnviroScape and WaterQuality Station hosted by Deb Veeder with MS Wildlife Federation/MDEQ
Stop 13: Children’s Exploration Area
Limited copies of “Discover the Pearl” children’s book are now available.
A limited number of upper elementary children’s book “Discover the Pearl” are available through Keep the Reservoir Beautiful. Lynn Porter, KRB, board member worked for over two years on the book which highlights the history, the significance, water quality issues, wildlife and conservation of the Pearl River. As stated by Lynn “My goal is to inspire and educate upper elementary children on taking care of our waterways- the Pearl River and beyond.” The book can also serve as a curriculum in the classroom covering history, science, geography and also vocabulary words. To obtain a copy contact Keep the Reservoir Beautiful.