Treasures of the Big Black River

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Open to all interested in nature and science, we’ll be presenting “The Treasures of the Big Black River”, led by Scott Lemmons, our director of freshwater programs and well known throughout Mississippi for his expertise in nature. This will be a fascinating look at a river and watershed that has its beginning just west of Starkville. It is one of only two rivers in our state that have never been altered, dammed or changed by development (the other river is the Pascagoula River). It flows freely for its 350 miles journey just as it has for hundreds of years. Scott will help you discover some of the wonder of this very interesting river, including the wildlife and fish that make it their home. You'll find out why animals like deer grow bigger along this river compared to nearly anywhere in the South. We’ll also talk about some of the science that the Nature Conservancy is involved with in preserving the Big Black.  Scott even covers the role the Big Black played in the Civil War. We hope this special event will fit your schedule. We intend for the time to be educational—and a way of enabling those who care about our Mississippi work to learn more about it. Come have an enjoyable time of learning!  

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