Earlier this year, the Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp and the City of Grenada dedicated the Lee Tartt Nature Preserve
. The Preserve is located on the edge of downtown Grenada and offers kayaking, canoeing, hiking trails, bird-watching, and a unique array of plants and animals.
Grenada is described as "a rare place where the natural world and public land not only surrounds but also exists in the very heart of downtown. The Chakchiuma Swamp is 300 acres of city owned property with oxbow lakes and bottomland forest on the lower Yalobusha River. It’s located on Main St., 5 minutes from the square in downtown Grenada."
To fund the Preserve, people have been "buying
" the area's trees for their timber value, starting at $25. Susan "bought" two trees and received detailed instructions on how to locate those trees when she visits the area. The picture above is a link to the next monthly Nature Walk
To read the Clarion Ledger's
piece about the area, click HERE