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Creepy Crawly Critters Of Mississippi This Saturday At North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Education Center

Snakes make you shiver and spiders make you shudder? Take a second look and you’ll find that Mississippi’s assorted creepy, crawlies are some of nature’s most amazing creatures.

Learn more about reptiles, amphibians, insects and spiders, and how they contribute to our environment during the Creepy Crawly Critters of Mississippi program at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery in Enid on Saturday, March 27, at 1:30 p.m.

The program will be presented by Deborah Freeman a Natural Resource Management Specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enid Lake Field Office.

Freeman received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Geology from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She was hired by the Buffalo District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2003, and two years later signed up to help with the disaster recovery efforts in New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast.  

Freeman stayed in Mississippi working for the Corps at the Mississippi Valley Division office in Vicksburg for 2 years, and decided she liked living in the south. In October of 2008, she was hired as a Ranger and now enjoys teaching visitors about the natural resources at Enid Lake.

The program will also cover a brief history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and their role in the construction of the four flood control reservoirs within the Yazoo River Drainage Basin.

Information on water safety and the 3-year mandatory life jacket policy at all four lakes will be presented. Also learn about ranger jobs and the requirements needed to become a ranger and the duties they perform.

The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center is part of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east.

For more information about this program or for information about the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center call 662-563-8068 or their website at

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