Construction Starts on ARK Education Center

Hernando, MS- Construction started in May for the new education center at the ARK trails which is being funded with the recent Entergy Environmental grant of $150,000. Currently there are 2 miles of wooded trails that sit on the wildlife sanctuary located just 10 miles west of Hernando, MS.

Venomous Snake Safety

Warm weather is here and snakes, lizards and other wild creatures are on the move as they move from one seasonal habitat to another. As outside temperatures increase in the spring, snakes become more active as they search for food.

Commit To Be Fit! QR Fitness Trail

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Have you visited the new QR Fitness Trail at the ARK? If so please take a moment to log in your stats. This will help the Greenways keep track of how the trails are being used by outdoor enthusiast like you so that we may continue to improve! Log in between the months of April and August for a chance to receive a prize! Loading…… Learn more

2016 Conservation Kids Camp

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3rd Annual Conservation Kids Camp Registration is OPEN!! DeSoto County Greenways and DeSoto County Soil & Water Conservation District are looking for kids that have a love for nature and the great outdoors! $50 registration includes daily snack, camp shirt and activity materials. Questions? Call 662-429-8687 ext 109-Meleiah 901-487-0603-Natalie 2016 Camp Registration Form… Learn more

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Spring 2016

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Spring 2016

Newest Commissioner Settled In

Anna Dickerson joined the DeSoto County Recreational Districts Board of Commissioners in September 2015. Appointed by DeSoto County Supervisor Mark Gardner, Anna has settled into the position very well representing District 2. Anna currently serves as the Director of Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a program of the Community Foundation. Dickerson attended Mississippi State University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Political Science. She went on to Law School at the University of Mississippi and graduated magna cum laude in May of 2009. Before joining the Community Foundation, Dickerson worked in the legal field in Memphis where she specialized in family law, specifically divorces and domestic violence. In 2007 while attending law school Dickerson worked as a Court Advocate with the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center. Dickerson then went on to work as a law clerk for Memphis Area Legal Services, Family Law Unit. After passing the Tennessee Bar, Dickerson worked as a volunteer attorney for Memphis Area Legal Services until 2011.

Newly Elected Board President

The DeSoto County Recreational District Board of Commissioners started the new year off by electing a new board president during their January meeting. A position held for a one year term, Vice President, Ken Kirkpatrick, with Baptist Memorial Hospital was voted in as the 2016 Recreational District Board President. He will be taking the place of 2015 Recreational District Board President, Wayne Spell with Entergy.

DeSoto Greenways Winter 2015 Newsletter

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Winter 2015 Entergy gives $150,000 to build DeSoto Wildlife Education Center Congress Extends Transportation Funding Including $85 Million for Trails Featured Park- Hernando DeSoto River Park Lewis and Clark Historic Trail Moving Forward

DeSoto Greenways Fall 2015 Newsletter

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Fall 2015 Eagle Fest 2015 DeSoto Greenways Volunteers at Work Featured Park - Lake Cormorant Community Park Historic Trails Designation Gaining Regional Attention

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Summer 2015

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Summer 2015 North MS Trails Alliance - Olive Branch City Trail Opens Annual Eagle Fest Set for this Fall 2015 Annual Kids Camp Featured Park - Robinson Donald Community Park