Entergy Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to Restore Wetlands, Plant 400,000 Trees

Private, public and governmental sectors unite to help Mother Earth

Tree Planting at Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge

Planting trees will help bears, fish and more.

Jackson, Miss
 | October 13, 2010

Entergy Charitable Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to The Nature Conservancy to reforest 900 acres of land in the Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge in Washington County.  

Planting 400,000 trees will restore natural habitats for migratory birds and game species, along with the endangered Louisiana black bear. The area can be used by teachers to educate students about the benefits of floodplain forests, such as regulating the climate by storing carbon in trees, cleaning the water by reducing run-off of pollutants, lessening the affects of flooding and providing habitat for diverse wildlife. In addition, the reforestation project will increase recreational opportunities for visitors and area residents.

This important partnership between private and public organizations, and government entities is an excellent example of how a single donation can be leveraged for additional funds and in-kind contributions.

If you are interested in supporting this and other efforts of the Mississippi Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, please consider becoming a member, donating a tax-deductible gift, providing a donation of land or real estate, or making the Conservancy part of your estate plans.  Your gift—no matter what size—helps ensure the survival of Mississippi’s plants, animals and natural communities.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Contact information

Alex Littlejohn
Associate State Director
405 Briarwood Drive, Suite 101
Jackson, MS  39206
(601) 713-3165
Fax (601) 982-9499

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