Discover the Pearl

Limited copies ofDiscover 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.

Lower Spillway and Rez opening

I hope all of you and your loved ones and friends are well.  It has been one of the most challenging times in our lives that we will never forget,  and we WILL adjust and MOVE  forward with our Fathers Grace. I accepted the challenge from Susan Brashear, PRVWSD Deputy Director  yesterday to help out at the Lower Spillway and Rez opening this morning… possibly to see if we could deter littering after being closed for a while. Our PRVWSD is working without a full staff. I was a little hesitant but decided to go ahead and try.   Leigh Anne and Laurie accepted the challenge and we stayed apart , encouraged all the many fishermen and onlookers who showed up to help us Keep the Pearl and Rez Clean.  We were there early and stayed till 3.  We provided ( Self Serve) our TRASH stickers , netted bags and  over 400 trash bags.  The fishermen and others were so appreciative and encouraged others to stay apart! They want to keep it open!!! We all do!  We may try it a few more times this week.   In the meantime, stay safe, keep the faith… until we meet again.   

Jeannine

Environmental Workshop Offered for Educators

Environmental Workshop Offered for Educators

 Project Earth/H2O for CEUs environmental educational workshop will be offered to educators as well as other individuals desiring to earn Continuing Education Units.  Participants will earn 2.5 CEUs during the three day, hands-on workshop being held Monday, June 8th – Wednesday, June 10th  2020.  The workshop is subject to rescheduling or cancellation if necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the three day workshop activities, a field trip and speakers are utilized to teach about water, soil, wildlife, horticulture therapy, recycling, agriculture, urban ecology, forestry and other natural resource subject areas.  Experts from local, state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, local agriculture producers and other guest speakers will conduct presentations and provide resource materials.  If you enjoy the outdoors and conservation this is a fun, three day workshop aimed at supplementing your curriculum no matter what subject area you teach.

The cost of the workshop is $60 (a refund will be issue if the workshop is cancelled due to COVID19) and includes all course materials, meals and CEUs.  Workshop hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The workshop will be held at Bridlewood Event Center in Madison, MS and the Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson, MS.  For more information or to register contact Celia Miller at the Soil and Water Conservation District- (601-859-4272 Ext. 3) or email at celia.miller@ms.nacdnet.net  Deadline for registration is May 29th, 2020.

The workshop is a partnership between Keep the Reservoir Beautiful, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, “The Pearl River Experience” and the Madison Soil and Water Conservation District.