The Longleaf Ridge Master Naturalists have a great relationship with other like-minded organizations in the Jasper County, TX community.
For example, beautification efforts of Sandy Creek Park have included a wide range of entities (environmental, multiple levels of government, businesses, citizens, etc.) cooperating to design and plan the final outcome. It’s not finished yet, and it’s already a thing of beauty! The Adopt-A-Highway gets picked up each year by Jasper Master Gardeners, Longleaf Ridge Master Naturalists, and counts as a cleanup for the Keep Texas Beautiful Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off. At this year’s Azalea Festival, The Forest Country Azalea Society, Longleaf Ridge Master Naturalists, Jasper Master Gardeners, and Keep Jasper Beautiful together manned 3 booths that provided plants (including azaleas) for sale to the public, loaded purchases into customer’s vehicles, and offered educational advice, opportunities, and activities for the community. The festival was held on the new section of Sandy Creek Park. Tree planting of bald cypress in that same area is in the planning stages.
April 10, 2021 8:00am Outdoor Learning Center on Water St. in Downtown Jasper, TX
Spring is a busy time of year! We’ve got another cooperative event coming up! Keep Jasper Beautiful is hosting the Great American Cleanup/Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off on April 10, 2021 to clean up the streets in our community! This event invites all our cooperating organizations, members of the community, friends, and neighbors to pick up the trash along the roads where we live and work. We hope to have a great big turnout so that we can gear up and disperse throughout our town to make it more beautiful!
Water, gloves, trash bags, and grabbers will be provided. We’ll have donuts in the morning! Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Be sure to get in the group photo before you disperse. See you there!