The 2017 Annual De Soto Ranger District Cleanup will kick off during the month of March. Please come help us clean up the Forest! Volunteers and groups are needed to clean up dumpsites in the forest and trash left behind on trails, roadsides and creeks. We are asking you to get together with your family, friends or club and plan a date to help clean your favorite place on the De Soto. The Cleanup will kick off in March, but continue throughout the year. Let’s “lend a hand and care for the land” and return the scenic beauty back to our forest by removing unsightly dump sites and trash. Forest maps and information on areas to work and canoe rental are available to help with planning. Click HERE for more info. Click HERE for an application. Applications are also in the Counseling Center.
Spirit Girls, a program of Spirit of Women, is designed to reach young women through events targeted at promoting self-esteem, encouraging healthy lifestyles and having lots of fun! Girls in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to participate in Spirit Girls. Participants must be a resident of Forrest General's 19-county service area.
The American Legion Auxiliary of Mississippi is accepting applications for the 2017 Girls State to be held at the University of Southern Mississippi June 4-9, 2017. Girls State provides an opportunity for superior high school women who have completed their junior year to experience the state government process by providing an intense week of leadership, patriotism and community enlightenment. Applications are available in the Counseling Center. The application deadline is March 01, 2017.