Native Plant Walk and Cook-out / Sept 8th 10AM-1PM

25 N Main St, Greenland, AR 72737

Meet at Greenland Mini MartNative Plant Walk and Cook Out - Sunday, September 8th, 2019 - 10am to 1pm. Please REGISTER to attend.
You are invited to join the Watershed Conservation Resource Center—WCRC, Beaver Watershed Alliance, and Ozark Chapter Arkansas Native Plant Society in our annual Native Plant Walk and Cookout at a West Fork White River (WFWR) stream restoration site. Participants will learn about the river restoration process, identification of native Ozark plants , and WFWR Watershed Initiative's conservation programs.
Join us after the walk for a cookout - hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, sides, and drinks will be served.


Alliance Annual Symposium - Thoughtful Watershed Development

Elkins Community Center, 162 Doolin Dr, Elkins, AR 72727, USA

When: Thursday, September 26, 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Elkins Community Center, 162 Doolin Dr, Elkins, AR
Details: Our Annual Symposium is titled "Thoughtful Watershed Development: Retaining the Character of Small Communities." Small communities and unincorporated areas in the Beaver Lake watershed face unique challenges as developmental pressures increase, the scope of growth expands, and both the sense of control and actual control over development at the small community level declines. The economic growth that is driving population increases in NWA at the same time seems to overrun small towns. The Alliance's Annual Symposium for 2019 will focus on development opportunities in small communities. More details coming soon. 
RSVP: 479-750-8007 or


Native Plant Walk - Rob and Melani Walton Preserve

36.442784, -93.950051

WHERE: Rob and Melani Walton Preseve, TNC parking lot. 36.442784, -93.950051
WHEN: Saturday, October 5th. 9:00am-3:00pm

Join the Alliance and the Arkansas Native Plant Society's Ozarks Chapter for a hike into The Nature Conservancy's Rob and Melani Walton Preserve, located just  outside Garfield. This preserve features some of the best historic Ozark woodland habitat, thanks to great management by The Nature Conservancy!

This region's unique geology and various ecosystems supports one of the most diverse native plant communities in Arkansas. Many of these plants provide a glimpse into Arkansas' ancient history, when our climate was a much hotter and dryer place.

We'll meet at the TNC parking lot at 9 AM, located on Ford Rd (CR-914). We should be on the trail by 9:15. The ending time is somewhat open and dependent on participants, but we should be back to the vehicles by 3 PM at the latest. Be ready for a day full of hiking! Bring a sack lunch, plenty of water, and your favorite hiking gear! We may have to ford a small stream, so consider wearing a pair of shoes you don't mind getting wet.

Due to logistics and safety, participants will be limited to 20 and will need to RSVP in advance.