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Biloxi, Miss. – October 23, 2006. Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain today announced that it will plant/maintain 322 trees as part of their East Biloxi/Pass Christian Reforestation Project. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain will plant 322 native trees at six different sites in the storm-damaged neighborhood of East Biloxi on Oct 28. Community volunteers will work in partnership with city officials, schools, businesses, and other citizens to transform the battered urban landscape of East Biloxi. Setup and site prep for the event will take place on Oct 27.
This project is part of a larger effort to plant 675 trees in the hurricane damaged neighborhoods of East Biloxi and Pass Christian, MS. Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain hopes this project will help the community of East Biloxi retain a sense of stability and normalcy by replanting some of the native tree canopy in their neighborhood. Partners will include: Hands On Network, Forrest Keeling Nursery, East Biloxi Coordination and Relief Center, Pass Christian Park Commission, Mercy Housing & Human Development, Pass Christian Historical Society, and the Gulf Coast Community Design Center of Mississippi State University.
Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
O’Reilly Park, John Henry Beck Park, Nichols School, Gorenflo School, Michel School, and Town Green.
Read the full Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain press release (PDF).