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Oct17

Seeds and Suds! Greenland Nature Park and Crisis Brewing

4500 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Thursday, October 17, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at Drake Field (4500 S School Ave.). When you turn into the airport parking lot, I'll be in the first row of parking spaces to your left. After we collect, head over to Crisis Brewing (210 South Archibald Yell Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72701) for a cold drink!

Join the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Audubon Arkansas, and Beaver Watershed Alliance to collect native seed in support of the Arkansas Native Seed Program and Audubon's NATIVE Project, then meet up at Crisis Brewing Company for a beer or non-alcoholic beverage courtesy of Comprehensive Botanical Services!

What You Should Bring: Hand pruners, gloves, insect repellent, and water, and wear a wide-brimmed hat, long pants, and sturdy boots.

Other Details: Collection bags and training will be provided. We will give a demonstration on how to properly collect and press a plant specimen while at the collection site. All ages are welcome to participate, but we will be working close to a state highway so be aware of this if you bring small children. All participants will be required to wear a safety vest, which will be provided.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Ogle at jennifer.ogle@arkansasnativeseed.com or 479-957-6859 so we know how many to expect at the brewery.

Oct26

Make a Difference Day

753 S Block Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Saturday, October 26th from 9 am - 11 am
Where: N side Walker Park Trail, behind the skate park, meeting at 10 West 15th St. Parking Lot (near the new splash pad).

Details
Help make a difference in the Beaver Lake watershed by removing invasive bush honeysuckle along an urban stream for Fayetteville's Spout Springs Branch!

The Beaver Watershed Alliance, in partnership with the City of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas Volunteer Action Center, will engage volunteers in efforts to remove invasive species along a stream at Walker Park in Fayetteville as part of the national Make a Difference Day campaign. Volunteers will help remove honeysuckle using hand loppers and hand tools. This will be an outdoor activity, wear outdoor shoes (closed-toe) and comfortable clothing. Drinks and snacks will be provided to volunteers.

Directions:
From the U of A campus, head south Razorback Rd., turn east on MLK Blvd., travel approximately 1 mile east on MLK, turn south on S. Block St., just past 7th street look to your right for a driveway/parking lot. The Alliance will have a table setup to check in. 

Oct29

Hwy 412 Clean up

Cook's Berry Park, 17721 U.S. 412 Look, for the cabins, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

When: Tuesday, 8:30 AM
Where: Cook's Berry Park, 17721 US Hwy 412, Springdale, AR 72764, USA
RSVP: kayla@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007
Details: Help remove trash along Highway 412 in Springdale, AR! Volunteer check-in begins at 8:30 am in the parking lot of Cooks Berry Park on Hwy 412, look for the cabins. Gloves and tools will be provided for volunteers.  

Nov2

Forest Management Workshop

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitor Center, 20201 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756, USA

When: Saturday, November 2nd, 9am-12pm
Where: Hobbs State Park Visitor's Center
RSVP: info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007; lunch will be provided
Details: Come learn about effective forestry management strategies for private landowners, timber stand improvement, dirt road management, and improving forest stands for wildlife while earning supplementary income. Sustainable forestry practices, such as selective thinning, prescribed fire, and invasive-species removal can thin excessive woody vegetation and promote native understory growth, which is vital for maintaining healthy populations of wildlife and a healthy ecosystem and watershed. 

Speakers with The US Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Forestry Association, and Hobbs State Park will talk about best-management practices for forestry health, managing private lands around US Army Corp of Engineers easements, opportunities for managing private timber stands through the Arkansas Forestry Association, and finishing up with a short walk on the Ozark Plateau Trail to see some of the ongoing forestry stewardship activities at Hobbs State Park. Lunch will be provided afterward by the Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation!

Schedule:
09:00-09:30 - Introduction to BWA and BMPs, BWA
09:30-10:00 - Tree Trespasses and Restoration Areas, USACE
10:00-10:30 - Forestry Outreach, Arkansas Forestry Association
10:30-11:00 - Forestry Management at Hobbs State Park, Hobbs
11:00-11:30 - Walk on Ozarks Plateau Trail
11:30-12:00 - Lunch and social

Nov16

Winslow Kudzu Removal

254 Main St, Winslow, AR 72959, USA

When: Saturday, November 16, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Winslow's Historic Tunnel Park, 254 Main St, Winslow, AR
Details: Please come and help us remove the remaining kudzu at Winslow's Historic Tunnel Park! Volunteers have done a great job removing so much from this scenic location, but some kudzu still remain! Learn how to ID this noxious invasive and the most-effective ways to remove it! 
Tools/Dress: Gloves, tools, drinks, snacks, and insect repellent will be provided. Be sure to wear pants and closed-toe shoes, as the hillside is steep and poison ivy is present. Sandals are not appropriate or safe here!
Directions: Event held at Tunnel Park is across the street from 254 Main St. Parking is limited at Tunnel Hill Park, but extra parking is available within walking distance at Winslow City Hall just downhill at 108 N. Winslow Blvd.
RSVP: For more info and to volunteer, contact: melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007

Nov26

Hwy 412 Cleanup

Cook's Berry Park, 17721 U.S. 412 Look, for the cabins, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

When: Tuesday, 8:30 AM
Where: Cook's Berry Park, 17721 U.S. 412 Look, for the cabins, Springdale, AR 72764, USA
RSVP: kayla@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007
Details: Help remove trash along Highway 412 in Springdale, AR! Volunteer check in begins at 8:30 am in the parking lot of Cooks Berry Park on Hwy 412. Gloves and tools will be provided for volunteers.