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

West Fork Opportunity
Assessment Maps

In an effort to provide long-term guidance for on the ground efforts, BWA is continuing development of an assessment and inventory of high-risk areas and opportunities in the Beaver Lake Watershed along with a prioritization of where work should be focused to attain maximum benefit in terms of water quality improvement.

These watershed assessment and opportunity inventories will serve as a tool for multiple organizations working to improve water quality, restore ecosystems, and conserve land in the watershed. Currently, the West Fork White River has a set of detailed maps outlining watershed opportunity improvements, participating landowners, best management practice adoption, community input, and scientific data. These maps were created from the West Fork Watershed Opportunity Assessment, will be used to update the Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy, and will serve as the foundation for future watershed opportunity assessments to be conducted in all of the other subwatersheds within Beaver Lake 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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