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Feb21

Speaker Series "Arkansas Native Seed Program"

West Fork Library Hall, 210 Garfield Ave, West Fork, AR 72774, USA

When:  Thursday,  11:30 AM- 1:00 PM (lunch 11:30am-12:00pm, program 12:00pm-1:00pm)
RSVP: for a free lunch and program to info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007.

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has embarked on an exciting project that aims to provide locally sourced native seed for large-scale ecological restoration and conservation throughout the state. The Arkansas Native Seed Program partners with several state agencies and non-government organizations to assist farmers and landowners in producing reliable seed harvests to be used in conservation projects. Native plants are the backbone of healthy ecosystems, providing beneficial food and habitat for wildlife, such as the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), which have declined due to habitat loss. Native plants provide shelter and food for birds, such as the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), another species that has experienced a sharp population decline in recent years. Locally-sourced natives are more successful and require fewer extra resources such as fertilizer and supplemental water than non-natives, as they are well-adapted to the environmental conditions found in our region.

If you're an agricultural producer or landowner and would like to maximize earnings on marginal lands, while helping to protect and maintain high water quality, attend the BWA Quarterly Speaker Series on Feb. 21 to learn more. The Arkansas Native Seed Program is a partnership between the ANHC and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Audubon Arkansas, The Nature Conservancy, Ozark Ecological Restoration, Inc., the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, and Beaver Watershed Alliance.


Active EQIP producers and landowners who can put a minimum of 2 acres into cultivation are highly encouraged to participate!!!

Feb26

Lake Sequoyah Cleanup Float

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

When: Tuesday, 11:30 AM- 2:00 PM
RSVP: call 479-750-8007 or email melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org

Help remove trash and improve wildlife habitat and water quality on Lake Sequoyah! 
Please bring your own boat as we are trying to reach  remote areas along the lake! Appropriate footwear is advised. For more information and to volunteer, call 479-750-8007 or email melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org.Volunteer check in begins at 11:30 am at 6608 E Lake Sequoyah Drive Fayetteville, AR 72701. Gloves, tools, and lunch will be provided for volunteers. The cleanup will be from 11:30 am-2:00 pm. 

Mar2

Winslow Arbor Day Celebration Tree Giveaway!

Winslow City Hall, 108 N Winslow Blvd, Winslow, AR 72959, USA

When: Saturday, 9am-12pm
Where: Winslow Farmer's Market (if weather is inclement will be inside mercantile store beside City Hall).
RSVP:  If you'd like to reserve 10 seedlings of your choice, please be sure to RSVP to nate@beaverwatershedalliance with your selection!

Come join us and the City of Winslow in celebrating Arbor Day! The Alliance is donating 300 native tree and shrub seedlings for residents to plant and improve wildlife habitat. Hurry though, supplies are limited, and these seedlings go super fast!

Options are: Fragrant Sumac, American Beautyberry, Buttonbush, Ozark Witch-Hazel, Spicebush, Deciduous Holly, Hazelnut, Blackhaw Viburnum, Serviceberry, Pawpaw, Redbud, Black Tupelo, Chinkapin Oak, and Bur Oak.

Mar2

Streamside Management Workshop

Greenland Community Center, 170 N Letitia Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Saturday, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
RSVP:  Please RSVP by contacting Melissa Welch at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

Participants will learn how to establish and increase the health of their vegetation along streams and rivers to prevent land loss and slow down erosion. Experts from the Watershed Conservation Resource Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will present topics ranging from stream basics and gravel management to the permitting process and financial assistance programs. Participants who ordered trees and shrubs through the Beaver Watershed Alliance's Free Tree and Shrub program will be able to pick up their plants to take home after the program. This is a FREE program and lunch will be provided. The Streamside Management Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 9:00 AM at the Greenland Community Center, located at 170 N Letitia Ave, Fayetteville, AR.  Please RSVP by contacting Melissa Welch at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

Mar3

Volunteer Streamside Tree Planting- West Fork White River Tributary

001-03235-000, West Fork, AR 72774

When: Sunday, 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Where:  Directions will be sent to volunteers who RSVP 
RSVP: melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007,

Join the Beaver Watershed Alliance in planting trees and shrubs along a tributary to the West Fork of the White River.  We will be planting along riparian areas to protect the water quality of Beaver Lake. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Please contact Melissa McCarver at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org for more information and to RSVP! Directions will be sent to volunteers that RSVP.

Mar6

Tree Planting - Fayetteville

Cato Springs Trail Corridor, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Wednesday, 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Where: 917 W Cato Springs Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701
RSVP:  Nate Weston at 479-750-8007 or nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org

Looking for a great stress reliever after a hard day of class or work? Come join us as we plant native trees along Cato Springs, near the university and downtown Fayetteville! We'll work 4pm to 6pm. Gloves, tools, snacks, and water will be provided. See you there, and be sure to bring a friend! Please contact Nate Weston at 479-750-8007 or nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org for more information and to RSVP!

Directions: Public Parking available at Cato Springs Trail Corridor, located across from 1020 W Cato Springs Rd. Sign-in at 917 W Cato Springs, just up the sidewalk and across the stream.

Mar8

Volunteer Streamside Tree Planting- Middle Fork-White River

36°02'27.9"N 94°03'24.5"W

When: Friday, 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Directions will be sent to when you RSVP.
RSVP: melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007, 

Join the Beaver Watershed Alliance in planting trees and shrubs along the Middle Fork of the White River! We will be planting along riparian areas to protect the water quality of Beaver Lake. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Please contact Melissa McCarver at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org for more information and to RSVP! Directions will be sent to volunteers that RSVP.

Mar9

Tree Planting - Waterford Estates

2435 Riverfront Ln, Fayetteville, AR 72703, USA

When: Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: Waterford Estates, Goshen AR (East on HWY 45 toward Goshen. Subdivision on right just before Stone Chapel at MattLane Farm) 
RSVP will be necessary to participate as access to the site will require a gate pass!

Join the Beaver Watershed Alliance in planting trees and shrubs at Waterford Estates. We will be planting Ozark-native seedlings along a recently restored riparian area to reinforce the streamside, enhance wildlife habitat, and protect the water quality of Beaver Lake. Please contact Nate Weston at 479-750-8007 or nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org for more information and to RSVP. Please dress warmly!

Mar14

Volunteer Streamside Tree Planting- St. Paul

371 Madison Ave, St Paul, AR 72760, USA

When: Thursday, 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM
Where:  Directions will be sent to volunteers who RSVP
RSVP: melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007

 Join the Beaver Watershed Alliance in planting trees and shrubs along the Headwaters of the White River on March 14th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm! We will be planting along riparian areas to protect the water quality of Beaver Lake. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Please contact Melissa McCarver at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org for more information and to RSVP!

Mar16

Volunteer Streamside Tree Planting- West Fork White River

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When: Saturday, 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Directions will be sent to volunteers who RSVP
RSVP: melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org,or 479-750-8007 

Join the Beaver Watershed Alliance in planting trees and shrubs along a tributary to the West Fork of the White River on March 16th from 10 am to 12 pm! We will be planting along riparian areas to protect the water quality of Beaver Lake. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Please contact Melissa McCarver at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org for more information and to RSVP! Directions will be sent to volunteers that RSVP.

Mar28

Pasture Aerator and EQIP Luncheon

West Fork Library Hall, 210 Garfield Ave, West Fork, AR 72774, USA

When: Thursday 11:00 AM- 1:00 PMWhere: West Fork Library Hall; 198 W Main St, West Fork, AR 72774
RSVP:  FREE LUNCH provided. melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call (479)750-8007

Pasture aeration is a great technique that helps increase water infiltration which increases forage production! During the first part of the program, the benefits and costs  effectiveness of pasture aeration will be explained by representatives from the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas and USDA-Arkansas. 

For the second part of the program, attendees can learn about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)  which provides funding for landowners in the West Fork White River Watershed.  Funds help stop streambank land-loss, improve pasture and/or forest management, and promote wildlife habitat on your property, but recipients MUST sign up!!! 

The program and lunch are free! If interested, please RSVP at melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call (479)750-8007. We hope you can make it to the meeting, have lunch, learn more about us, and see how you can participate in the exciting work occurring in your watershed!

Mar29

Forest Stewardship - Mt. Sequoyah Woods

5 S Happy Hollow Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Friday, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods Pavilion

If you want to lend a hand, your help is needed at Mt. Sequoyah Woods, a 97-acre open greenspace in south Fayetteville. We're removing invasive shrubs which helps provide space for native plant growth and creates habitat for wildlife. For more information or to volunteer contact Nate at 479-750-8007 or nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org. Come make a difference in the Beaver Lake Watershed and your community, improving and protecting our most precious natural resource - water! Gloves, tools, water, snacks, and hands-on training will be provided.

Directions: just off S Happy Hollow Road, W of The Cliffs Apartments and Happy Hollow Elementary. Parking lot for the trailhead leading to the pavilion is just off E Paddock Rd. (36.064306, -94.137576).

Mar30

Middle Fork-White River Cleanup

Bunch Park, Elkins, AR 72727, USA

When: Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm
RSVP: melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007

Join BWA for a cleanup of the Middle Fork of the White River to remove trash and bulky waste before it flows into Beaver Lake! The event will take place on Saturday, March 30th from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers will meet at Bunch Park Pavilion in Elkins at 9 am where they will be directed to various cleanup locations, and will return at 12 pm for a free lunch and door prizes. All supplies including trash bags, gloves, and trash pickers will be provided. For more information and to volunteer contact Melissa McCarver at melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or (479)750-8007.

Apr5

Forest Stewardship - Mt. Sequoyah Woods

5 S Happy Hollow Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Friday, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods Pavilion

If you want to lend a hand, your help is needed at Mt. Sequoyah Woods, a 97-acre open greenspace in south Fayetteville. We're removing invasive shrubs which helps provide space for native plant growth and creates habitat for wildlife. For more information or to volunteer contact Nate at 479-750-8007 or nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org. Come make a difference in the Beaver Lake Watershed and your community, improving and protecting our most precious natural resource - water!   Gloves, tools, water, snacks, and hands-on training will be provided.

Directions: just off S Happy Hollow Road, W of The Cliffs Apartments and Happy Hollow Elementary. Parking lot for the trailhead leading to the pavilion is just off E Paddock Rd. (36.064306, -94.137576).

Apr12

Forest Stewardship - Mt. Sequoyah Woods

5 S Happy Hollow Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Friday, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods Pavilion

If you want to lend a hand, your help is needed at Mt. Sequoyah Woods, a 97-acre open greenspace in south Fayetteville. We're removing invasive shrubs which helps provide space for native plant growth and creates habitat for wildlife. For more information or to volunteer contact Nate at 479-750-8007 or nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org. Come make a difference in the Beaver Lake Watershed and your community, improving and protecting our most precious natural resource - water! Gloves, tools, water, snacks, and hands-on training will be provided.

Directions: just off S Happy Hollow Road, W of The Cliffs Apartments and Happy Hollow Elementary. Parking lot for the trailhead leading to the pavilion is just off E Paddock Rd. (36.064306, -94.137576).

Apr20

East Fork-White River Cleanup

Bunch Park, Elkins, AR 72727, USA

When: Saturday 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
RSVP: Melissa McCarver at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org

Help cleanup the East Fork of the White River! Happening Saturday, April 20th from 9 am until 1 pm. Volunteers will meet at Bunch Park in Elkins for supplies and instructions for cleanup areas to be covered. Cleanup will take place along various sites along the river. Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided. A free lunch and door prizes will follow the cleanup. For more information, please contact Melissa Welch at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

Apr26

Forest Stewardship - Mt. Sequoyah Woods

5 S Happy Hollow Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Friday, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods Pavilion

If you want to lend a hand, your help is needed at Mt. Sequoyah Woods, a 97-acre open greenspace in south Fayetteville. We're removing invasive shrubs which helps provide space for native plant growth and creates habitat for wildlife. For more information or to volunteer contact Nate at 479-750-8007 or nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org. Come make a difference in the Beaver Lake Watershed and your community, improving and protecting our most precious natural resource - water! Gloves, tools, water, snacks, and hands-on training will be provided.

Directions: just off S Happy Hollow Road, W of The Cliffs Apartments and Happy Hollow Elementary. Parking lot for the trailhead leading to the pavilion is just off E Paddock Rd. (36.064306, -94.137576).

Apr27

Forest and Wildlife Management Workshop

ARTEX Ranch, 19600 Pummill Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701

When: Saturday, 9:30 AM -12:00 PM
RSVP: A free lunch will be provided, so please RSVP at 479-750-8007 or email melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

Come learn how about timber stand improvement practices, dirt road management, and attracting native wildlife out at ARTEX Ranch! Jim, one of the owners of ARTEX Ranch, will take attendees on a hayride across his property telling them a brief history of ARTEX, and how he manages his land for wildlife and timber. Jim's property is an Arkansas Forestry Association (AFA) Tree Farm for pine and hardwoods. On the Tree Farm, Jim implements a multitude of different conservation and best management practices to protect the environment. Topics that will be covered during the tour of Jim's farm will be timber stand improvement, food plots for wildlife, and prescribed burning.
After the tour and demonstration, a free lunch will be provided by Jim and his family! The workshop will take place from 9:30 am to 12 pm, at ARTEX Ranch on 19600 Pummill Rd. on April 27th. A free lunch will be provided, so please RSVP at 479-750-8007 or email melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

May24

Forest Stewardship - Mt. Sequoyah Woods

5 S Happy Hollow Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Friday, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods Pavilion

If you want to lend a hand, your help is needed at Mt. Sequoyah Woods, a 97-acre open greenspace in south Fayetteville. We're removing invasive shrubs which helps provide space for native plant growth and creates habitat for wildlife. For more information or to volunteer contact Nate at 479-750-8007 or nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org. Come make a difference in the Beaver Lake Watershed and your community, improving and protecting our most precious natural resource - water! Gloves, tools, water, snacks, and hands-on training will be provided.

Directions: just off S Happy Hollow Road, W of The Cliffs Apartments and Happy Hollow Elementary. Parking lot for the trailhead leading to the pavilion is just off E Paddock Rd. (36.064306, -94.137576).

May31

Forest Stewardship - Mt. Sequoyah Woods

5 S Happy Hollow Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Friday, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods Pavilion

If you want to lend a hand, your help is needed at Mt. Sequoyah Woods, a 97-acre open greenspace in south Fayetteville. We're removing invasive shrubs which helps provide space for native plant growth and creates habitat for wildlife. For more information or to volunteer contact Nate at 479-750-8007 or nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org. Come make a difference in the Beaver Lake Watershed and your community, improving and protecting our most precious natural resource - water! Gloves, tools, water, snacks, and hands-on training will be provided.

Directions: just off S Happy Hollow Road, W of The Cliffs Apartments and Happy Hollow Elementary. Parking lot for the trailhead leading to the pavilion is just off E Paddock Rd. (36.064306, -94.137576).