THE FOREST NEEDS YOU AGAIN!

2015 Annual De Soto Ranger District Cleanup
The forest needs you, again! This is the 22nd year dedicated people like you have volunteered to help restore and beautify the De Soto National Forest. Please join us and help us care for this precious resource. April 11, 2015 Registration: 7:30 AM. To volunteer contact: Marilyn Stone at 601 528-6160.

LAND CONSERVATION RESOURCE SUMMIT: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH

Land Conservation Resource Summit - Location: Ocean Springs Civic Center, Ocean Springs, MS, on February 24th, from 6:00pm CT - 8:00pm CT
This resource summit will give the public an opportunity to have a conversation regarding land conservation, which is one of the three priority resources identified by the public during the community conversations. Participants will also receive more information about the Mississippi Comprehensive Ecosystem Restoration Tool (MCERT) and how it will be utilized in the restoration process. For more information, please go to http://www.restore.ms/resource-summits/.

LAMAR COUNTY--GRAVEL PIT MAY ENDANGER PASCAGOULA RIVER WATERSHED; PLANNING COMMISSION FEB. 10, 2015

Dear resident,
I wanted to be sure you were aware of a request for zoning change that would allow a gravel pit in Lamar county on a stream that is a tributary to the Pascacoula River. The area is currently zoned as residential. After the last public hearing at the courthouse in Purvis, MS, the Lamar county planning commission tabled it for consideration at their February 10 meeting at 2:30. On February 19, at 9 AM the Board of Supervisors will vote and make the final decision regarding the issue.

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NAOMI KLEIN: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

NAOMI KLEIN

Author Naomi Klein has become the best-known voice of an idea that few mainstream green groups dare to embrace: that the only way to stop climate change is to overhaul the "savagely unjust" free market engine that drives it. In her latest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Simon and Schuster, 2014), Klein argues with passion and scholastic rigor that "our economic system and our planetary system are now at war."
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MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION GIVES APPROVAL TO CHICKASAW COUNTY SOLAR POWER PROJECT

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (WTVA)
The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved construction of a solar energy project in Chickasaw County. The Commodore Solar Farm will use nearly 9,800 solar panels to generate up to three million watts of electricIty.

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