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High School Volunteer Helps KRB

High School Volunteer Helps KRB

A Northwest Rankin High School senior is working with Keep the Rez Beautiful to encourage boaters to dispose of waste responsibly. Dao Lu is volunteering with KRB and has adopted one of the organization’s “boat ‘n tote” bag stands. The “boat ‘n tote” bags are used to encourage boaters and fishermen to carry their waste … Read more High School ...

Reservoir leader to be honored by Mississippi Wildlife Federation

The Ross Barnett Reservoir’s top official will be honored in February for his commitment to conserving natural resources. The Mississippi Wildlife Federation named John Sigman its Soil, Water and Air Conservationist of the Year. Sigman has served as the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District’s executive director for three years. He was instrumental in creating … Read more ...
KRB announces Project Rezway 2013

KRB announces Project Rezway 2013

Keep the Rez Beautiful will tout the importance of recycling during its annual fundraiser, Project Rezway, which is set for April 25, 2013. The recycle fashion show and gala features a runway show in which local designers – both professional and amateur – construct apparel out of 75 percent or more recyclable items. Project Rezway … Read more KRB announces Project Rezway 2013 ...
America Recycles Day event planned for Nov. 17

America Recycles Day event planned for Nov. 17

Join Keep the Rez Beautiful for America Recycles Day, set for Nov. 17 at the Reservoir Fire Station/Library at 2232 Spillway Rd. in Brandon. KRB will be greeting people who drop off recyclables and equipping them with prizes! Advantage E-cycling will be on site, collecting unwanted computers, TVs, monitors and other electronics. Plus, the site … Read more America Recycles Day event planned ...
Volunteers plant 60+ trees, shrubs at People’s Garden

Volunteers plant 60+ trees, shrubs at People’s Garden

Volunteers with Keep the Rez Beautiful planted 60-plus trees and shrubs at a garden located on Turtle Creek, near the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The majority of the plants were native, and many of them were fruit-bearing. This garden is registered in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s People’s Garden Initiative, and it is part of KRB’s … Read more Volunteers plant 60+ ...
Stream Stewards monitoring Reservoir’s water quality

Stream Stewards monitoring Reservoir’s water quality

Volunteers with Keep the Rez Beautiful are planning to start a monthly monitoring program, measuring and tracking the health of the water in the Ross Barnett Reservoir and nearby creeks. They’re joining the Stream Steward program, now offered by Adopt-a-Stream Mississippi. Right now, data is limited in the Reservoir-area, and this partnership aims to engage … Read more Stream Stewards ...