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    Coldwater River Nature Conservancy

    Exploration of the relationships between a quality environment and the quality of life

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PURPOSE

The Coldwater River Nature Conservancy (CRNC) is dedicated to the shared vision of enjoying and protecting the natural ecosystem of the Coldwater River watershed by providing access to trails, caring for injured and orphaned wildlife, and fostering an appreciation for our shared environment through land conservation and education.

  • Trails

    Trails

    Coldwater River Nature Conservancy takes advantage of nature and its beauty. This encompass a variety of multipurpose trails and green space suitable for hiking, jogging, walking, running, equestrian use, canoeing and kayaking and biking.

    Designed to help improve the quality of life for the people of DeSoto, Marshall, Tate & Tunica Counties.

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  • THE ARK

    THE ARK

    Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. has two locations dedicated to the education and conservation of our wildlife friends, the Arkabutla Lake Wildlife Rehabilitation & Nature Center (ARK ) as well as the Arkabutla Lake Wildlife Hospital (ARK Hospital). Explore what the ARK has to offer today!

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  • Events/News Blog

    Events/News Blog

    THE CRNC has much to offer and share with you! Sign up to receive email updates on special events, education programs and tips and tricks about conservation. We offer educational programs and events throughout the year. Don’t miss the next event!

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  • Get Involved

    Get Involved

    CRNC volunteers make an important contribution to our work in a variety of ways. They multiply the help of our program and ensure that this important work gets done. When you enjoy a CRNC trail or education program think about all the volunteer efforts that go into caring for the land. Find out what you can do to help!

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Latest Blog Posts

ARK Guided Wildlife & Nature Walks

ARK Guided Wildlife & Nature Walks

Join Dr. Barnes this summer as he takes you through the ARK Nature Trails where you will learn to id various plants and learn fun interesting facts of the area. Dr. Barnes is a new volunteer for CRNC and has a love for nature and is a self proclaimed Science “dweeb”!
Darrell Barnes was born in Texas in 1963, to a family filled with school teachers. He attended Ole Miss and graduated with the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science education in the 1980’s. He graduated from Chiropractic school in 1994 and has been maintaining a small Chiropractic practice in Mississippi since that time, while teaching science classes at a local community college. He is interested in bluebird and blood pressure research, and chases snakes!

He is particularly dedicated to producing videos for educational purposes:
Darrell Barnes Science and Nature Channel on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/drbarneschiro/playlists is his main YouTube channel dedicated to science education: particularly biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and physics.

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ARK Trails are Temporarily Closed!

ARK Trails are Temporarily Closed!

Please note that  the ARK trails are temporarily closed for safety concerns due to construction of the New Education Pavilion. We hope to re-open by August 1, 2016. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Mississippi Mounds Trail

Mississippi Mounds Trail

The Mississippi Mound Trail project is a self-guided driving tour located along or near Highway 61, a major north-south transportation route along the western part of the state.  Highway 61 is also part of the scenic highway known as “The Great River Road.”  The trail route parallels the Mississippi River, one of the greatest commercial waterways in our country and used extensively by the American Indians in the past.

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Resources

Wildlife & nature resources

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Latest news and events

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Trail Maps

Trail reviews and photos

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