Calendar

Aug29

Bioswale Maintenance at Taylor Park 9 am to 11 am

Taylor Park

Join us as we beautify the bioswale in Taylor Park. We will be removing invasive species and identifying native species.

Aug30

Ward Slough Vegetation Management

899 W Partridge Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

Volunteers are needed to help manage vegetation along Ward Slough to help the riparian corridor healthy and functional. Volunteers will learn about native plants, invasive species, and removal techniques. Meet at 899 W. Partridge Dr., Fayetteville, Ark. at 9 am to help. Volunteers will be provided with tools and a guided hands on demonstration. Interested citizens, families, or groups that would like to volunteer or learn more about the program are encouraged to contact BWA at nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007.

Aug31

BWA Speaker Series

Washington County Extension, 2536 N McConnell Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72704, USA

The Beaver Watershed Alliance Speaker Series will feature the topic "USGS StreamStats Program: A U.S. Geological Survey Web Map Application for Basin Characteristics and Streamflow Statistics" presented by Dan Wagner, Hydrologist, with the U.S. Geological Survey, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dan's presentation will discuss the StreamStats program which allows users to easily obtain streamflow statistics, basin characteristics, and descriptive information to estimate peak flows and helps in planning for and protecting water quality and built infrastructure. The workshop will take place Thursday, August 31, from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Washington County Extension Office, 2536 N McConell Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72704. This is a free program, and lunch is included. Please RSVP by calling BWA at 750-8007 or email at info@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

Sep9

Lee Creek Cleanup

Devil's Den State Park Visitor Center, 120812 W Devils Den Rd, Winslow, AR 72959, USA

Help cleanup Lee Creek, near Devils Den State Park! Meet at Devil's Den State Park Day Use Horse Camp Pavilion (off Hwy 220). Event will be held from 9 am to 1 pm, lunch and door prizes will be available. Email info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call 479-750-8007 for more information.

Sep10

Native Plant Walk at Brentwood Stream Restoration Site on the West Fork White River

Brentwood Stream Restoration Site on the West Fork White River

The Watershed Conservation Resource Center in partnership with Beaver Watershed Alliance will host the Arkansas Native Plant Society for a native plant identification walk. The plant walk will take place along the Brentwood Stream Restoration site on the West Fork White River. We will meet at the Brentwood Community Park on US Highway 71 (20 miles south of Fayetteville) at 10:00 AM on Sunday, September 10th. (Or if you would like a ride from Fayetteville to the site, meet at the WCRC offices (380 W. Rock Street, Fayetteville) at 9:20 AM.) Drinks and water provided. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a sack lunch. To register, call Lori at (479) 444-1916. For more information or directions call Aaron at (707) 548-1481.

Sep12

Rain Garden Stewardship

17121 AR-16, St Paul, AR 72760

Join us for some work on a rain garden in the very headwaters of the White River! The South Madison County Convenience Center is located approximately 0.7 miles east of the Hwy 23 and 16 junction on the south side of the highway. We will be pulling weeds. Gloves and supplies will be provided. Meet at the facility at 11 am. Please contact Melissa Welch at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org if you would like to volunteer or if you need more information.

Sep29

Beaver Lake Watershed Symposium

162 Doolin Dr, Elkins, AR 72727, USA

The Beaver Lake Watershed Symposium is a program designed for anyone with an interest in learning more about the water quality of Beaver Lake, outreach programs taking place, best management practices that are being applied within the watershed, and technical information. The 2017 Symposium will "Focus on the Forest" and present topics supporting the connection between managed forest, healthy watersheds and clean, quality drinking water. The program will be held at the Elkins Community Center, Elkins, AR. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to participate. Call 479-750-8007 or email info@beaverwatershedalliance.org to RSVP. Lunch is provided. The program is organized by the Beaver Watershed Alliance and the Arkansas Water Resource Center.

Oct7

Fall Rain Garden Academy

20201 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756, USA

Learn how to design and build a Rain Garden! Rain gardens help to capture rainfall and allow it to slow, spread and soak into the ground, as nature intended. This workshop will help you learn more about these landscape features that serve double duty to reduce flooding, reduce erosion, provide habitat and more! Guest speakers will be speaking about ways to use native plants in rain gardens, monarch-friendly rain gardens and simple design tools and tips. Beaver Watershed Alliance will provide assistance for filling out the rain garden mini-grant application to help with costs of installing a rain garden! ($250 for residents and $1,000 for businesses or schools) The Fall Rain Garden Academy will be held at the Hobbs State Park Visitors Center, 20201 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756. Space is limited, please reserve your spot for the Fall Rain Garden Academy by contacting becky@beaverwatershedalliance.org or calling 479-750-8007.

Oct17

Farm Field Day

12491 Hazel Valley Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCCD) in cooperation with Beaver Watershed Alliance will host a field day at the WCCD's demonstration farm owned by Allen Shumate, located south of Elkins. Come learn about the best management practices Mr. Shumate uses on his farm, including permanent electric and temporary electric fencing, barbed wire fencing, watering systems, prescribed grazing, fall pasture overseeding, and forage stockpiling.The Field Day will take place from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Shumate Farm on 12491 Hazel Valley Road on October 17th. If you have any questions and to RSVP, please contact Casey Dunigan at 479-718-6371, 479-521-4520 Ext. 3, or casey.dunigan@ar.nacdnet.net.