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Keep Mississippi Beautiful Project

magnoliaFor over 40 years, thousands of Mississippians have participated in the Keep Mississippi Beautiful “Avenue of Magnolias” Program. Through their contributions, they have honored or remembered someone dear with a beautiful magnolia tree to be enjoyed and appreciated for many years to come.

Founded in 1961, Keep Mississippi Beautiful is a non-profit organization made up of a cross section of concerned citizens dedicated to making Mississippi a more beautiful state for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Keep Mississippi Beautiful’s major project is the “Avenue of Magnolias,” which calls for planting at strategic locations leading into Mississippi of the Magnolia Grandiflora, the state tree and flower.

Funding for the Avenue of Magnolias is through private contributions. A twenty-five dollar ($25) contribution will dedicate a specific newly-planted tree in honor or memory of your designee. Your contributions will not only help you take part in keeping Mississippi beautiful, but also to remember someone you love and respect.

Don’t hesitate. Contribute toward planting a tree for someone you love today. You can contribute to the “Avenue of Magnolias” by completing and mailing the attached form.

Thank you for your help in making Mississippi a more beautiful state in which to live and travel.

Entrance Locations:

US 61 – Walls-Tunica Area I-20 – Vicksburg Area US 45 – State Line Area
I-55 – Southaven Area I-20 – Clinton Area SR 26 – Poplarville Area
US 78 – Olive Branch Area I-20 – Morton Area US 98 – Lucedale Area
US 72 – Tennessee Line Area I-20 – Meridian Area I-59 – Picayune Area
US 45 – Corinth Area I-55 – Crystal Springs Area SR 67
US 72 – Iuka Area US 61 – Natchez Area SR 607
I-55 – Batesville Area I-55 – Brookhaven Area I-10 – Diamondhead Area
US 78 – Tupelo Area US 49 – Collins Area I-10 – Gulfport Area
I-55 – Grenada Area US 84 – Waynesboro Area I-10 Biloxi Area
US 82 – Columbus Area I-55 – Osyka Area SR – 63
I-55 – Canton Area I-59 – Hattiesburg Area I-10 – East Area

Keep Mississippi Beautiful /
Avenue of Magnolias

KMB@mdac.ms.gov
P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39215
Telephone: 601.359.1100
Fax: 601.354.6290