Pages: Commission Members

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Commission Members
Chairman
Buddy Allen
Congressional District 2​
Tun​ica, MS
 
Vice Chairman

Pete Hunter
MACD President
Clarksdale, MS 


​​​Board Members

Herman Dungan Jr.
Congressional District 3
Prentiss, MS 
 
Gary Blair
MACD Past President
Brookhaven, MS

 

Gary Blair
MACD P
Jerry Smith
MACD First Vice President
BBPhiladelphia, MS
 
Anita Cowan
MACD Past President
Amory, MS 
MACD Past President
Amory, MS NATIVE WILDFLOWER PROGRAM 

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Two years ago Sarah Kountouris, the executive director of Keep Mississippi Beautiful since 1989, was fortunate enough to land her dream project;

to beautify Mississippi with native wildflowers.

 

The Wildflower program was previously active in Mississippi, however, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has enabled Kountouris to literally plant the seed to revitalize the beautification project.      
 

Not only do the wildflowers provide a gorgeous view of our native flowers, but also aid in ecotourism and bring important pollinators, such as the Monarch butterfly, to Mississippi. The State is starting to lose Monarch butterflies, which are critical for pollination.

 

Partners for the Keep Mississippi Beautiful include: United States Department of Agriculture, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, Mississippi State University Extension Services,

Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Mississippi Department of Transportation, The Garden Clubs of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture.

 

To learn more about the program and get free seeds to start planting your field of wildflowers, please contact Sarah Kountouris, Executive Director of Keep Mississippi Beautiful, at 601.853.4210 or visit www.keepmsbeautiful.com.

 

 

 


 

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NATIVE WILDFLOWER PROGRAM 

Picture20.png

Two years ago Sarah Kountouris, the executive director of Keep Mississippi Beautiful since 1989, was fortunate enough to land her dream project;

to beautify Mississippi with native wildflowers.

 

The Wildflower program was previously active in Mississippi, however, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has enabled Kountouris to literally plant the seed to revitalize the beautification project.      
 

Not only do the wildflowers provide a gorgeous view of our native flowers, but also aid in ecotourism and bring important pollinators, such as the Monarch butterfly, to Mississippi. The State is starting to lose Monarch butterflies, which are critical for pollination.

 

Partners for the Keep Mississippi Beautiful include: United States Department of Agriculture, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, Mississippi State University Extension Services,

Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Mississippi Department of Transportation, The Garden Clubs of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture.

 

To learn more about the program and get free seeds to start planting your field of wildflowers, please contact Sarah Kountouris, Executive Director of Keep Mississippi Beautiful, at 601.853.4210 or visit www.keepmsbeautiful.com.

 

 

 


 

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NATIVE WILDFLOWER PROGRAM 

Picture20.png

Two years ago Sarah Kountouris, the executive director of Keep Mississippi Beautiful since 1989, was fortunate enough to land her dream project;

to beautify Mississippi with native wildflowers.

 

The Wildflower program was previously active in Mississippi, however, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has enabled Kountouris to literally plant the seed to revitalize the beautification project.      
 

Not only do the wildflowers provide a gorgeous view of our native flowers, but also aid in ecotourism and bring important pollinators, such as the Monarch butterfly, to Mississippi. The State is starting to lose Monarch butterflies, which are critical for pollination.

 

Partners for the Keep Mississippi Beautiful include: United States Department of Agriculture, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, Mississippi State University Extension Services,

Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Mississippi Department of Transportation, The Garden Clubs of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture.

 

To learn more about the program and get free seeds to start planting your field of wildflowers, please contact Sarah Kountouris, Executive Director of Keep Mississippi Beautiful, at 601.853.4210 or visit www.keepmsbeautiful.com.

 

 

 


 

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MACD Second Vice President
Lamar, MS
  
 
Paul MyrickPaul MyrickPaul MyrickPaul MyrickPaul MyrickPaul Myrick

Paul Myrick
Member At Large
Stringer, MS
 
Nick Elmore
Congressional District 4​
Lucedale, MS
 
Pat Ragsdale
Congressional District 1
Walnut, MS
 
Charlie W. Morgan 
State Forester
Jackson, MS

Cindy Hyde-Smith
Commissioner of Agriculture
Jackson, MS
 
Ex-Officio Members
Dr. Gary Jackson
Director, MSU-ES
Mississippi State, MS
 
Dr. George Hopper
Director, M.A.F.E.S.
Mississippi State, MS