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Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens

Tallamy Event Poster

Doug Tallamy, Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, is the author of "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants." He will speak on April 14 in Oxford. See details in full article. Check out his website: http://bringingnaturehome.net/

NEW PSC COMMISSIONER STEVE RENFRO SPEAKS AT STENNIS INSTITUTE LUNCHEON

DECEMBER 2ND, JACKSON MS
Recently appointed Southern District Public Service Commissioner Steve Renfroe spoke yesterday at the Stennis Institute Capitol Press Forum at The Capitol Club in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. Sierra Club's own Louie Miller was there, and Gulf Coast group member Steve Shepard was mentioned in Renfro's opening remarks. Mississippi Public Broadcasting was also there and filed this report.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Proposes Urban Wildlife Refuge for Jackson

Proposed map of refuge

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is proposing that land owned by MDOT (purchased as mitigation) be converted into an Urban Wildlife Refuge. If you would like to find out more and submit comments by December 30 click here. There will be more opportunities to comment after the Environmental Impact Statement is drafted.

PROTEST AT KEMPER

DEKALB, MS BY STEVE SHEPARD NOV. 8, 2013 Steve attended last Friday's protest at the Kemper Plant, when it was visited by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Governor Phil Bryant and some other foreign dignitaries, and he was interviewed by Norwegian televison. Here's his first person account. "I said on-camera that I thought Norwegians were too smart to build a plant like the Kemper Plant, and that it was too dirty and expensive, and could only get built in Mississippi because we are the dumbest state in the nation."

NEW PUBLIC MEETING FOR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IN JACKSON

UPDATE
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on a proposal to establish a national wildlife refuge along the Pearl River in the Jackson, Mississippi, metropolitan area. (The first meeting was cancelled due to the government shutdown.) The public is invited to attend an open house to learn more about the refuge proposal and to provide their comments. This open house is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Flowood Public Library, 103 Winners Circle, in Flowood, Mississippi, 39232.

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