Monday, December 29, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Thank you Dr John Van Brahana for all your hard work!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
defendant Alec Johnson and community supporters from Oklahoma and Texas, followed the next day by a jury trial featuring the unprecedented use of a climate change necessity defense.
WHEN: Rally begins on Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:30pm. Trial begins the following day on Thursday, October 23rd at 9:00am.
WHERE: Both the rally and criminal trial will take place at the Atoka County Courthouse on 200 East Court Street, Atoka, Oklahoma, 74525.
eric johnson who blocked kxl construction in ok faces trial next wednesday
eric johnson who blocked kxl construction in ok faces trial next wednesday
kxl pipeline truthforce Add to contacts 4:53 PM
To: bill mckibben
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Trail only 18 inches higher than flow of Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River under S. School Avenue. Whose idea was this? Rain had slacked off but more could come. Video at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Ever drive South College when was was flowing over the bridge and bridge was temporarily closed? Now there is less room for water under the bridge.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Dear West Fork Watershed leader,
The Beaver Watershed Alliance would like to invite you to a meeting for Washington County staff, elected officials, city staff, and other leaders in the West Fork Watershed community to show the initial results of our West Fork Opportunity Assessment as well as seek input and feedback for our program. The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 14th, from 12-1 pm at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce large conference room. The Chamber is located at 123 W. Mountain Street in Fayetteville.
The ultimate goal of our program is to improve the water quality of the West Fork of the White River, which flows from Winslow to Fayetteville and empties into Beaver Lake, the drinking water source for over 420,000 people. Since last fall, we have been working on a variety of water quality issues in the West Fork Watershed, connecting with streamside landowners, implementing Best Management Practices, and creating an assessment of water quality improvement opportunities. The initial results of our landowner interaction and community feedback are conveyed in a series of maps, however we realize that there are still existing opportunities for water quality improvement that we have not yet accounted for and we are still seeking input regarding these opportunities. We would appreciate your attendance at this meeting and feedback on our program, since it has implications for our valuable water resource and is integral for a healthy Northwest Arkansas economy and community.
Lunch will be provided for attendees, and an RSVP is requested. You may reserve your spot at the meeting by contacting Courtney Thomas at 479-750-8007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach Coordinator of Beaver Watershed Alliance
Sunday, July 20, 2014
From: Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area
July 19, 2014
Musical Group - Still On the Hill - to Perform “Once A River” Songs at Hobbs State Park – Free to the Public
An exciting project concerning Beaver Lake and its watershed is occurring in Northwest Arkansas. The popular and award-winning folk duo, Still on the Hill, has written and recorded an entire CD of songs to create awareness of the lake’s history and collective stories.
The project is being made possible through a collaborative grant from the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts, plus four northwest Arkansas groups – the Association for Beaver Lake Environment (A.B.L.E.), Ozarks Water Watch, Beaver Water District, and Beaver Watershed Alliance, with special additional sponsorship through the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.
Still on the Hill will perform 10 free concerts during 2014 in watershed communities, and will give away 100 CDs (one per family) at each performance on a first come, first served basis. These concerts, in addition to being entertaining and educational, will instill a sense of ownership for the protection of this valuable resource which supplies drinking water and quality of life for one in seven Arkansans! Mark your calendar.
Still On the Hill Plays “Once a River” songs at Hobbs State Park
Where: Hobbs State Park visitor center – located on Hwy 12 just east of the
Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection.
When: Saturday July 26 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE – The public is invited
For information on upcoming programs at Hobbs State Park, go to: http://www.friendsofhobbs.com.
Steve Chyrchel, Interpreter – CIG
Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area
20201 East Hwy 12
Rogers, Arkansas 72756
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Beaver Watershed Alliance meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, recorded in three clips on 30 June 2014
Beaver Watershed Alliance public-input session in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on June 30, 2014, in three video clips on You Tube.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
St. Louis, Missouri, takes responsibility for providing habitat for dwindling population of Monarch butterflies
Milkweeds for Monarchs Initiative Update
The St. Louis Butterfly Project
The Milkweeds for Monarchs Initiative is underway. Mayor Slay has committed to the City planting 50 monarch gardens, and is challenging the community to plant an additional 200 monarch gardens in 2014 to commemorate the City's 250th birthday year.
The City has created an online registration. Once your Milkweeds for Monarchs garden is planted, register your garden with us so we can track our progress toward the goal. Your personal information will not be displayed. Registered gardens will appear on the Milkweed for Monarchs Map.
There are a variety of plants that will make your garden a success for attracting Monarchs. In partnership with community plant and butterfly experts, the City has created a STL Monarch Mix Brochure to serve as a reference in establishing your monarch garden. These plants have been carefully selected to provide the best combination of features for the butterflies and your personal enjoyment. These varieties were chosen to flower at different times of the growing season, offering seasonal color and important butterfly food and nectar sources.
The STL Monarch Mix consist of: (Photos courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden and Monarch Watch)
Famous for their remarkable annual migrations between Mexico and Canada, monarch butterflies are important participants in pollinating plants in our ecosystem. Yet, their population has declined 90 percent over the last two decades. Female monarchs depend on milkweed to lay their eggs and feed their caterpillar larvae. While other flower species can serve as nectar sources for butterflies, only milkweeds play host to monarch caterpillars enabling the monarch population to grow.
In honor of this year's Earth Day, Mayor Slay announced a new City sustainability initiative called 'Milkweeds for Monarchs.'
"The goal of this project is to both increase the dwindling monarch butterfly population and to better connect people and urban nature," said Slay.
Mayor Slay has committed to the City planting 50 monarch gardens, and is challenging the community to plant an additional 200 monarch gardens in 2014 to commemorate the City's 250th birthday year.
"I will be planting one at City Hall and in my own yard at home. But, I'd like to see these butterfly gardens everywhere. They can go in your neighborhood's community garden, in front of your business or in your own yard," said Slay.
Access to nature can reduce stress and anxieties, nourishes the imagination, and provide important learning opportunities. STL Milkweeds for Monarchs also aligns with the City's Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative. Creating monarch gardens is also an opportunity to enhance a community's sense of place and to build relationships between neighbors.
In partnership with community plant and butterfly experts, the City has created a STL Monarch Mix Brochure to serve as a reference in establishing your monarch garden. These plants have been carefully selected to provide the best combination of features for the butterflies and your personal enjoyment. These varieties were chosen to flower at different times of the growing season, offering seasonal color and important butterfly food and nectar sources.
For updated information on the STL Milkweeds for Monarchs initiative and to receive recognition for creating a monarch garden, please visit stlouis-mo.gov/sustainability.