Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp Natural Area
The Friends of the CSNA is a community 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.
Our vision is to provide opportunities for all people to experience the beauty of biodiversity in a unique wetland habitat conveniently located .25 miles from our town square.
Chakchiuma Swamp Natural Area is 300 acres of mature cypress/tupelo swamp with a surrounding bottomland forest. It’s impressive biodiversity is a result of it’s place as a link in a green corridor including the Yalobusha River, Bogue Creek and US Army Corp bottomland and loess forests adjacent to Grenada Lake.
It’s proximity to downtown makes it the perfect place to escape from a hectic day and experience the peace offered by nature. Explore and learn about wetland habitat, relax and listen to birds, frogs, katydids or walk and share your discoveries.
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.
FOREST FRIENDS get ready to save more trees in ChakChiuma Swamp Natural Area!!! This generous Forest Friend is offering .50 on for every $1.00!! This will be applied to all contributions we have received or will receive. EXAMPLES: $25 => $37 $50 => $75 $150 => $225 $500 … More YIPPEE….A MATCHING DONOR!!
Mississippi Artist Trying to Save Swamp What kind of person falls in love with a swamp? Robin Whitfield, that’s who. -article written by Ricky Nations, copied from nationsthinkingoutloud.blogspot.com Robin Whitfield inside the Chakchiuma Swamp I have known Robin Whitfield since 1989. She was an early teenager but seemed much older than her actual age. She … More Thinking Out Loud: Article by Ricky Nations
Meet Over Cup Oak aka Quercus lyrata! This is an oak that actually likes to hang out in the water. They have super sized acorns with a really cool cap. Ducks, wild turkeys, squirrels, and white-tailed deer love to eat them. I love this swamp so much I’m willing to let y’all hear me talk … More Meet the Trees of CSNA
Robin Whitfield: A Painter's Passage