September Share The Best

Sep 18 • Summer Starnes

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Explore Mississippi’s Little Grand Canyon

 

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation says it’s time to visit “Mississippi’s Little Grand Canyon” Red Bluff Park.  Located in Morgantown, MS, Red Bluff is quite a natural phenomenon.   Rising up 400 feet from the valley, Red Bluff  is a 3-mile climb of winding road to the top of a peak where one can see over 30 miles away out into the Pearl River Valley.  The Bluff canyon itself is an eroded area of land where variant colors of red, orange, yellow, gold, and brown clays mix to create a colorful display. Highway 587 was diverted from this area, because the road was in danger of sinking in.  Today, it’s a popular tourist attraction for those on the country drive and especially for those owning motorcycles.  Tell us what you see, and share your on our facebook page.

 

Activities: Walking, Nature Viewing, Photography

Activity Level: Easy

Geographic Region: Piney Woods and Hills

Season: Year Round

Suggested Location: Red Bluff Park, Hwy 587, Foxworth, MS

Suggested Sites: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/18380

 

Gator Bait Race

Sep 15 • Summer Starnes

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Gator Bait Race – September 20, 2014

“A Great Race Helping To Protect A Great Resource”

Gator Bait is a 5.5-mile race for competitive and recreational kayakers, canoeists, and SUP paddlers. The course runs through Pelahatchie Bay on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.  We are partnering with MDEQ, Rezonate, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District and Keep the Rez Beautiful to draw attention to the quality and condition of the water in the Reservoir and the need to protect it through management, litter control, and conservation.

Clean water is essential for aquatic life, recreation, water supply and economic development.

Help us protect the Ross Barnett Reservoir!

Click here to register for the 2014 race

For further information please contact Michelle Blair at gatorbaitrace@live.com.

MS HABITAT STEWARDS 2014 FALL TRAINING CLASS

Sep 08 • Summer Starnes

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EVENT DETAILS

We are pleased to announce that the Mississippi Habitat Stewards Program is accepting applicants for our 2014 fall training class!  Since its inception, Mississippi Habitat Stewards Program has contributed over 6900 hours of volunteer service on our beautiful Mississippi Coast natural areas.  The program, designed to train volunteers in the knowledge and management of our coastal natural areas and then places volunteers with an activity or site, kicks off its fall classes  on September 12th.  Maximum number for the class is 15 – please call or email quickly to reserve your place!  (228-875-1032 or peggy@naturalcapitaldevelopment.com)

Mississippi Habitat Stewards Program is a project of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation.  In exchange for 24 hours of habitat management training, each participant commits to 100 hours of volunteer service over two years on partner lands.  Examples of volunteer service include:  working to build nature trails, mapping trails, monitoring of existing nature trails, public relations, management and monitoring of invasive species, planting native plants, monitoring of dredge materials on Deer and Round Islands and many other exciting projects.

2014 Mississippi Habitat Stewards Class Schedule

 First Five Classes will be held on Friday afternoons, 1:00 to 5:oo pm:

Feel free to come to the class site at 12:30 with a brown bag lunch to visit with classmates

  • September 12 and 26
  • October 10 and 24
  • November 7
  • Graduation/Awards/Holiday Party – TBD
  • The sixth and final class is a personal mentoring session to match each volunteer with a site or activity on site.

For more information contact Peggy 228-875-1032 or email peggy@naturalcapitaldevelopment.com

 

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The Mississippi Wildlife Federation Camo Coalition was formed to keep sportsmen and women across Mississippi aware of legislation that could affect wildlife management or outdoor recreation and provide them with the necessary information and tools to make an informed decision.  Click here to join today.

september

6

Jackson Audubon Society First Saturday Bird Walk

6

Youth Fishing Rodeo

12

MS Habitat Stewards 2014 Fall Training Class

16

Nature Nuts Preschool Program

20

Mississippi Ultimate Outdoors Exp

20

Jackson Audubon Society Annual Hawk Migration Watch

20

Gator Bait Race

27

National Estuaries Day

27

Outdoorama On The Rez

october

1 - 12

Mississippi State Fair

2 - 7

Huck 'n' Jim Mississippi River Great Books Seminar

3 - 4

Tennessee Williams Festival in Clarksdale, MS

4

Jackson Audubon Society First Saturday Bird Walk

5 - 12

Cruisin The Coast

8

Pumpkin Adventure

9

Canton Flea Market

11

Phatwater XIII Mississippi River Challenge

17

Fall Flower and Garden Fest

24

Park After Dark

25

Great Delta Bear Affair

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