Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp Natural Area

The Friends of the CSNA is a grassroots organization functioning under the 501(3)c of the Grenada Community Foundation. We are dedicated to the conservation of Chakchiuma Swamp Natural Area, a city property just north of downtown Grenada on the Yalobusha River and adjacent to the Grenada Public Boat Ramp.

Our mission is to assist the City of Grenada in the conservation of biodiversity and wildlife management at Chakchiuma Swamp Natural Area as a nature park destination for our community to enjoy.

Our vision is to provide opportunities for all people to experience first hand the beauty of biodiversity in a healthy wetland habitat conveniently located .25 miles from our town square.

This property is 200+ acres of mature cypress/tupelo swamp with a surrounding bottomland forest. The CSNA is a small part of a large and continuous green corridor including other city owned wetlands, the Yalobusha River, Bogue Creek and a large tract of US Army Corp bottomland forest connecting to Grenada Lake. In 2009 it was identified as a Natural Heritage Area by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks for its outstanding habitat and biodiversity.

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