Tuesday, July 29, 2014

August 14, 2014, meeting of the Beaver Watershed Alliance in Fayetteville, Arkansas, open to all

Subject: Beaver Watershed Alliance West Fork Opportunity Meeting - August 14th, 12-1 pm
 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 courtney@beaverwatershedalliance.org
Thank you, 
Courtney Thomas
Outreach Coordinator of Beaver Watershed Alliance

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Donna and Kelly Mulhollan Beaver Lake production at Hobbs State Park

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From:  Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area
                                                                        Contact:  479-789-5000

Media Release
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
Phone:  479-789-5006
Fax:         479-789-2151

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014