Effort to beautify city parks,
replace trees destroyed by tornadoes
JACKSON, Miss. – According to a
Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best
time is now.”
Employees of Entergy Mississippi,
Inc. will seize the possibilities of the present when they gather in Clinton,
Cleveland and Terry this week to plant trees in public areas and neighborhoods.
They will be joined by students and volunteers from Keep Mississippi Beautiful.
It’s all in honor of Mississippi Arbor Day on February 10.
“At Entergy, we’re committed to
environmental leadership that inspires others to preserve and protect the
environment,” said Liz Brister, external affairs manager for Entergy
Mississippi, Inc. “Toward that end, we’ll be planting 10 trees at each site in
Clinton and Terry, and five trees at each site in Cleveland.
“In Cleveland and Terry, we’ll plant
trees to shade and beautify city parks. In Clinton, we’ll plant in public areas
of the Lakeside neighborhood where dozens of trees were destroyed by the
devastating tornado last spring.”
Entergy Mississippi will also give
away 50 free cypress seedlings at each location to residents on a first-come,
first-served basis and hundreds more vouchers for up to three additional free
trees of varying types. While Entergy and Home Depot are donating the larger
trees that will be planted, the National Arbor Day Foundation is donating the
trees that will be given away.
Thursday, Feb. 9
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Bear Pen Park and Fire Station #3
Friday, Feb. 10
- 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
- Terry High School
Saturday, Feb. 11
- 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lakeside Subdivision at East Lake
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides
electricity to more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of
Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily
in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns
and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric
generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the
United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.