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 technical and financial assistance for landowners with rain garden installation as an extension of the Beaver Water District NWA Rain Garden Program.

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

Show off the beauty of our watershed! Participate in our annual Photography Contest.

Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy

Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy

The Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA) works to proactively protect, enhance, and sustain the high water quality of Beaver Lake and its tributaries through voluntary best management practice implementation, outreach and education, and scientific evaluation. Tributaries of Beaver Lake such as the West, Middle, and East Forks of the White River, Richland Creek, and War Eagle Creek offer a diverse and stunning variety of aesthetic beauty, wildlife, and cultural heritage as they flow along their course to Beaver Lake. From Harrison, Arkansas to Westville, Oklahoma, over 420,000 people rely on Beaver Lake for drinking water, industry, and recreational activities such as boating, skiing, birding, and swimming. BWA provides strategic, valued, and meaningful programing to provide watershed landowners and environmental stewards with the resources they need to help protect the water quality of Beaver Lake and its tributaries. In addition to working with landowners and on innovative solutions to our regions water quality issues, BWA also plans fun and informational volunteer events to keep the lake and rivers clean! Planting native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers at stream restoration sites and upland areas of the watershed helps teach participants about the issues affecting Beaver Lake and gets them involved in actively stewarding the precious resource. Everyone can make a difference in the water quality in Northwest Arkansas, and BWA is proud to equip people with the tools needed to achieve just that.

To learn more about the technical aspects to protecting Beaver Lake and its tributaries, check out the Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy.

About the Alliance

The Beaver Watershed Alliance was formed in 2011 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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