Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Thank you to all of our affiliates that have been having Great American Cleanup events in this heat. This takes true dedication to brave Mississippi heat. Also, our MDOT friends work tirelessly keeping our roadways across the state picked up, please let them know how much we appreciate them. We are seeing the beautiful daylily bulbs that many of you planted in your communities. Our Keep Mississippi Beautiful Affiliates and their volunteers are continuously working toward beautifying their communities. I hope if you have the opportunity to see the beautiful wildflowers that our friend Jeff Wilson planted along Lakeland Drive at the Mississippi Ag Museum – you are in for a treat – they are beautiful. THANKS Jeff, for joining our Wildflower Trails of Mississippi program!!
Neeley and I have enjoyed our time this summer with teachers across Mississippi participating in our Teacher Workshops. These men and women are true servants and believe me, they do not get thanked enough for what they do on a daily basis. They are doing a terrific job of teaching our youth on how to take care of our environment.
Please be on the lookout for our new Keep Mississippi Beautiful Billboards – we want litterbugs to get our message. Let us hear how you like them.
More than ever people are enjoying outdoors and what better way than to visit our beautiful Mississippi State Parks. We are excited about our partnership with Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. We would like to see people and organizations adopt a campground, but mostly help us keep these parks beautiful and litter free. Keep Mississippi Beautiful had a great meeting recently with MSWFP and MSU Extension Inland Cleanup planning this great new partnership. Neeley and I just added visiting as many Mississippi parks and campgrounds to our bucket list this summer. Please join us on this adventure.
Happy Fourth of July to everyone – whether you are spending this wonderful holiday with family and friends or watching fireworks – enjoy and be safe – but remember:
KEEP MISSISSIPPI BEAUTIFUL!! And help us KEEP MISSISSIPPI CLEAN & GREEN!!