Bunch Park Invasive Plant Removal

Bunch Park, Elkins, AR 72727

Come out to Bunch Park and help us remove invasive plants from the riparian area on the White River! Invasives such as bush honeysuckle and Chinese privet outcompete native plants that provide food and habitat for wildlife. Volunteers should meet at the pavilion in the middle of Bunch Park, and we'll work from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Training, tools, gloves, and water will be provided. For more information and to volunteer, contact Melissa at 479-750-8007 or


Ward Slough Vegetation Management

899 W Partridge Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

Join us in removing invasive species from a riparian buffer along Ward Slough, a tributary of the West Fork White River and Beaver Lake. Your help is needed to keep the riparian corridor healthy and functional.

We'll meet at 899 W. Partridge Dr., Fayetteville, Ark. at 1pm, working to 3pm. Volunteers will learn about riparian buffers, how they stabilize streambanks, improve water quality, and how to identify invasive plant species. Gloves and water will be provided, but please be sure to wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes. For more information and to volunteer, contact or call 479-750-8007.


White River-Richland Creek Watershed Community Meeting

Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center, Elkins, AR

Join us for a Watershed Community Meeting on Thursday, December 21st, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center. Join us to learn more about the White River and Richland Creek watersheds of Beaver Lake, provide input about water quality improvement opportunities in this area, and find out how you can use Best Management Practices to improve your land and water quality. Meet staff from BWA that is available to assist you with resources to use these practices. A free meal is provided and space is limited, so RSVP to Melissa Welch at or by calling (479) 750-8007.


Bioswale Maintenance, Taylor Park

199 S. Peerson St., Fayetteville, AR2701, USA

Come join us Friday, January 5th to help maintain the bioswale at Greenland's Taylor Park. Bioswales allow water from impervious surfaces to infiltrate into the soil, improving water quality while providing habitat for insects, birds, and plants.

Maintenance will include protecting native flora like native Yellow honeysuckle (Lonicera flava) by removing invasive plants like Japanese honeysuckle, Chinese privet, and Amur honeysuckle. These invasives choke out native flora, destabilize ecosystems, and threaten natural infrastructure like the adjacent bioswale. Volunteers will learn about bioswales and how they work, identify native plants and remove invasive plants.

We'll meet at Taylor Park and work from 10am to 12pm. Warm clothes and sturdy shoes recommended. Gloves, tools, and drinks will be provided.

For more info and to volunteer, contact: or call 479-750-8007



Headwaters-White River Cleanup

Mill Creek OHV Trailhead

Join BWA for a cleanup of the Headwaters of the White River to remove trash and bulky waste before it flows into Beaver Lake! The event will take place on Saturday, January 20th from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will meet at the Mill Creek OHV Trailhead at 9 am where they will be directed to various cleanup locations, and will return at 11:45 pm for a free lunch and door prizes. All supplies including trash bags, gloves, and trash pickers will be provided. For more information and to volunteer contact Melissa Welch at or (479)750-8007.


Richland Creek Cleanup

Goshen Community Building, 244 Clark St., Goshen, AR

Come help clean up litter along Richland Creek to improve water quality and wildlife habitat! Volunteer check in begins at 9:00 am and the event will end at 1:00 pm with lunch and prizes. Tools, gloves, lunch and water will be provided for volunteers. For more information or to volunteer contact Melissa Welch at (479)750-8007 or