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It’s time to stop sedimentation

It’s time to stop sedimentation

Have you noticed the water in the Ross Barnett Reservoir and local creeks is murky after rainstorms? That’s because of sedimentation, and a lack of erosion-control measures on local construction sites. Sedimentation is when soil washes off the land and into the water, making the water more ugly and impairing fish habitat. It clogs waterways, … Read more It’s time to stop sedimentation ...

Recycle in the classroom and compete for prize money

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, is again teaming up with Nestlé Waters North America to announce the launch of the second annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition. In its inaugural year, more than 1,200 elementary, middle- and high-schools around the country, representing more than 500,000 students, participated in a ...

Volunteers needed for Sept. 9!

Keep the Rez Beautiful is partnering with St. Mark’s United Methodist Church to help with a Memorial Run on Sept. 9. As you probably know, St. Mark’s has been a great partner for our organization, and we’re trying to return the favor. We are gathering volunteers to help staff waste collection spots along the run … Read more Volunteers needed for Sept. 9! ...

Tree planting set for Oct. 13

Keep the Rez Beautiful is planning to plant native trees and shrubs on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Scenic Park site (located on Scenic Drive between Grants Ferry Road and Hugh Ward Boulevard). KRB is looking for volunteers to help continue the beautification effort on a vacant site near the Reservoir. The event is connected … Read more Tree planting set for Oct. 13 ...
Waste Management awards KRB a $5k grant

Waste Management awards KRB a $5k grant

Waste Management recently selected Keep the Rez Beautiful for a $5,000 grant to promote and encourage recycling in the Reservoir area. Waste Management presented board members with the award on May 31, and the money will be used to support KRB activities related to recycling. These funds are assisting in a boat ‘n tote campaign … Read more Waste Management awards KRB a $5k grant ...

Rankin Ledger features article by Jeannine May

Keep the Rez Beautiful made its one-year anniversary on May 6, and volunteer executive director Jeannine May recently had a column in Rankin Ledger talking about the organization’s triumphs in its inaugural year. One excerpt: “We chartered a course for Keep the Rez Beautiful, and I’m proud of where we are headed.” Click here to … Read more Rankin Ledger features ...