July is Lakes Appreciation Month

Join us in celebrating Beaver Lake, the drinking water source for 1 in 7 Arkansans, with community events and opportunities to help keep it clean!

Who Are We?

The Alliance was established to maintain high quality drinking water in Beaver Lake. We represent a diverse group that works together for the cause of clean water.

About Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake provides drinking water to 1 in 7 Arkansans. Our watershed protection strategy aims to improve water quality in Beaver Lake and it's watershed.

Rain Garden Assistance

We provide installation financing as part of the Rain Gardens for NWA program with Beaver Water District and Illinois River Watershed Partnership.

Conservation and Restoration

Partnerships on streambank stabilization, stream cleanups, and other activities to improve water quality in Beaver Lake and the watershed. Photo by WCRC, 2012.

Creek and Lake Cleanups

Join us for our cleanups and volunteer events that we hold throughout the year, in partnership with other local organizations, all over the Beaver Watershed.

Source Water Awareness Signage

Signs are being placed around Beaver Lake and its tributaries to encourage people that their individual actions can help keep our water clean. Photo by David Gottschalk, 2013.

Watershed Guardian Award

The Beaver Watershed Alliance recognizes stewardship efforts of individuals, businesses, and organizations who go above and beyond to work towards good water quality for our region.

Outdoor Watershed Education and Recreation

Engaging people of all ages in outdoor recreation in the Beaver Watershed to develop an appreciation for our region and a desire to keep it clean. Photo by Ironside Photography, 2013.

Watershed Photography Contest

View winning photos from our Watershed Photography Contest and check back with us next spring for our 3rd Annual Contest

Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy

Beaver Lake Watershed
Protection Strategy

Originally commissioned by the Northwest Arkansas Council in 2009, the Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy is the guiding document for water conservation and watershed stewardship for Beaver Lake. The Beaver Watershed Alliance has adopted the document and spearheaded the spring 2012 revision and submitted the document for U.S. EPA acceptance.

Key components and recommendations of the Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy include (1) establishing a Beaver Lake Watershed Council (now the Beaver Watershed Alliance), (2) implementation of core best management practices, (3) development of a developer and contractor’s lake protection certification program, (4) establishing an education and stewardship program, and (5) devising a monitoring and adaptive management program. Stakeholder groups in nonprofit, environmental science, government, agriculture, recreation and utilities services realms are partnering on projects in coordination with the Protection Strategy to improve water quality on Beaver Lake and it’s watershed.

About the Alliance

The Beaver Watershed Alliance was formed in 2010 to establish programming to maintain high quality drinking water in Beaver Lake and improve water quality on the Beaver Lake Watershed. The Alliance represents a diverse stakeholder group from conservation, education, water utilities, technical and science, business, agriculture, recreation and local government groups working together for the cause of clean water.

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Beaver Lake Games

Northwest Arkansas Community College and Prairie Creek Campgrounds


Native Plant Volunteer Day at the White River

Watershed Conservation Resource Center, 380 W Rock St, Fayetteville, AR, United States


Beaver Lake Watershed Symposium

Carroll Electric, 5056 U.S. 412 Business, Huntsville, AR, United States