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Jun25

St. Paul Rain Garden Stewardship

17121 AR-16 17121 AR-16, St Paul, AR 72760, USA

When: Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 am
Details: Join us for some work on the rain garden at the South Madison County Convenience Center! Learn about rain gardens, how they filter runoff from impervious surfaces, how they benefit the landscape, and how they benefit native plants and wildlife! Gloves, tools, and water will be provided.
Directions: 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.
RSVP: email info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call 479-750-8007.

Jul13

New ARDOT Native Wildlife Area in Northwest Arkansas

Greenland City Hall, 8 E Ross St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Saturday, July 13th, 8:30 - 11 am.
Where: Meet at Greenland City Hall and we will carpool/caravan to the site.
For more information: contact Jennifer Ogle at ranunculus73@gmail.com.
Details: Help us celebrate a new Native Wildflower Area and help restore its habitat! The Arkansas Department of Transportation recently protected a population of swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in Greenland with their Native Wildflower Area designation. This means ARDOT will never spray herbicide in the area and mowing will be postponed until late November, which will provide needed protections to the plants as well as the monarch caterpillars and other pollinators that rely on them for food and habitat. Now that the milkweed is protected, it's time to do some maintenance to improve its habitat! Join ANPS, OCANPS, the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists, Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society, and Beaver Watershed Alliance to remove non-native invasives that are threatening to take over this sensitive pollinator habitat. At this event we will target invasive teasel plants by cutting off their flowering stalks, bagging them up, and removing them from the site. Volunteers should bring thick gloves, a pair of hand pruners, sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Sturdy boots, long pants, and a wide-brimmed hat are highly recommended. Because we will be working in the highway's right-of-way, reflective vests will be provided and must be worn.

Jul13

Lake Wilson Secchi Dip-In

4483 S Lake Wilson Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Saturday, July 13, 10-11 am.
Where: Lake Wilson parking lot, 4483 S Lake Wilson Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Details: The Secchi Dip-In is an annual event in July where volunteers across North America take to their local lakes and reservoirs to measure water transparency using Secchi disk. Help monitor lakes in the Beaver Lake watershed and be a citizen scientist! We will meet at Lake Wilson at 10 am.
Equipment: Volunteers bring their own kayak or canoe. All Secchi Dip-In supplies and training provided.
RSVP: email info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call 479-750-8007.

Jul17

Stand Up Paddle Board Race

Highway 12 Boat Ramp, AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756, USA

When: Wednesday, July 17, 10 am - 12 pm.
Details: Learn how to SUP! (Stand Up Paddle Board). As part of Lakes Appreciation Month, SUP Outfitters will be sponsoring a demo day, led by a certified SUP instructor, to help you learn more about this unique way to enjoy NWA lakes and waterways! Sup Outfitters will be providing equipment (e.g. standup paddle boards and safety gear). After learning the basics of SUP, participants will have the opportunity to race each other in a fun non-competitive course.
Equipment: Bring your own SUP or RSVP for your free spot/paddle board. 
Please bring: Water, sunscreen, and water shoes (or shoes you don't mind getting wet)
RSVP:  Limited spots! email info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call 479-750-8007.

Jul20

Beaver Lakeshore Cleanup

36.332274, -94.010982

Where: Highway 12 Bridge, Beaver Lake
When: Saturday, July 20th 12:00-3:00 pm
Details: The Alliance is partnering with NWA Master Naturalists for a lakeshore cleanup on Beaver Lake! You can walk the shoreline or bring your own boat. Strangest trash item wins a prize! Sign-in will be at the parking area on the east side of the Highway 12 bridge, before the Heritage Bay Condominiums (link here to parking lot). Watch for the signs! We'll have water, snacks, and the supplies volunteers need to help protect water quality and keep the shoreline beautiful.

RSVP: info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007.

Jul23

Lake Sequoyah Cleanup Float

6608 E Lake Sequoyah Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Tuesday, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Lake Sequoyah, 6608 E Lake Sequoyah Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Details: The Alliance is partnering with Master Naturalist and the City of Fayetteville to clean up trash in the East Fork of the White River Watershed. Help remove trash and improve wildlife habitat and water quality on Lake Sequoyah! Please bring your own boat - john boats are preferred since we are trying to reach remote areas along the lake! Canoes and kayak are also welcome. Appropriate footwear is advised (e.g. boots). Gloves, tools, and lunch will be provided for volunteers.
RSVP: call 479-750-8007 or email info@beaverwatershedalliance.org

Jul25

Rain Barrel Make and Take Class

101 E Cherry St, Rogers, AR 72756, USA

Where: Downtown Rogers Farmer's Market, 101 E Cherry St.
When: Thursday, July 25th, 5-6pm
Register: pouei@uaex.edu or call 479-271-1060 
*Due to limited space and materials, participants will need to register ahead of time*
Fee: Registration is $25, which covers the rain barrel, tools, and parts to make the rain barrel.
Details: Learn how to make your own rain barrel in this fun and hands-on short class. We'll provide all the materials, just bring yourself. Oh, and be sure you have a way to take home your new rain barrel!
A rain barrel is a container which harvests rainwater from rooftops for later use in yards and gardens. Low-impact development features like rain barrels help integrate homes and developments into the natural landscape by spreading out stormwater so it can naturally filter through the soil and remove pollutants. Did you know, a 1" rain on a 1,000 sq. ft. roof generates over 600 gallons of water? Collecting this runoff helps conserve water and improve water quality by capturing water otherwise lost to storm drains which empty into streams, rivers, and lakes.