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May20

Quarterly Speaker Series

Invasive Plant Removal Strategies for Communities
When: May 20, 2021 
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Speaker: John Scott  
Urban Forestry, ISA Certified Arborist
City of Fayetteville, Parks & Recreation
Advanced Registration is required: This program is free and open to the public and will be hosted by the Alliance on Zoom. CLICK HERE to register.   
Details: Local cities are taking proactive, coordinated steps to eradicate invasive plant species, on the ground level and through city frameworks. City of Fayetteville has taken steps to address invasive species through volunteer efforts, training city staff, obtaining removal equipment, city codes and ordinances and public education. Through lessons learned and fun, unique ways to engage the public, like the “Bradford Pear Bounty,” you can find ways to include invasive species efforts for your community.
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May28

Invasive Plant Removal, Kessler Mountain Regional Park

Kessler Mountain Regional Park, 2600 Wc 200, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Friday, May 28th, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Kessler Mountain Regional Park, across from the large soccer field and parking lot.
Details: The Alliance is partnering with the City of Fayetteville Parks & Recreation Department to remove invasive bush honeysuckle from Kessler Mountain Regional Park's Ground Cherry Creek. Volunteers will be taught how to identify this highly invasive understory shrub and methods to remove it, as well as tips on how to replace it with native species.
What is provided: Gloves, tools, snacks, disposable masks, and hands-free sanitizer will be provided.
What to bring/wear: dress warmly and in clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Long-sleeve shirts and pants are recommended. Following Arkansas Health Dept. recommendations, masks are encouraged.
Directions: Meet at the parking lot south of the soccer fields. Signs will point to check-in station. If coming from Fayetteville, take Razorback Road south until Razorback turns into Cato Springs Rd., follow Cato Springs Rd. and turn right onto Judge Cummings Rd (WC-200), follow into Kessler Mountain Regional Park and park in either the first or second parking lot. Sign-in will be across from second parking lot across from the large soccer fields. If coming from I-49, take exit 60 and turn south onto Cato Springs Rd. Continue as above from Cato Springs Rd. into Kessler Mountain Regional Park.
For more info and to volunteer, contact: info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007.

Jun4

Invasive Plant Removal, Kessler Mountain Regional Park

Kessler Mountain Regional Park, 2600 Wc 200, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Friday, June 4th, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Kessler Mountain Regional Park, across from the large soccer field and parking lot.
Details: The Alliance is partnering with the City of Fayetteville Parks & Recreation Department to remove invasive bush honeysuckle from Kessler Mountain Regional Park's Ground Cherry Creek. Volunteers will be taught how to identify this highly invasive understory shrub and methods to remove it, as well as tips on how to replace it with native species.
What is provided: Gloves, tools, snacks, disposable masks, and hands-free sanitizer will be provided.
What to bring/wear: dress warmly and in clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Long-sleeve shirts and pants are recommended. Following Arkansas Health Dept. recommendations, masks are encouraged.
Directions: Meet at the parking lot south of the soccer fields. Signs will point to check-in station. If coming from Fayetteville, take Razorback Road south until Razorback turns into Cato Springs Rd., follow Cato Springs Rd. and turn right onto Judge Cummings Rd (WC-200), follow into Kessler Mountain Regional Park and park in either the first or second parking lot. Sign-in will be across from second parking lot across from the large soccer fields. If coming from I-49, take exit 60 and turn south onto Cato Springs Rd. Continue as above from Cato Springs Rd. into Kessler Mountain Regional Park.
For more info and to volunteer, contact: info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007.

Jun5

War Eagle Cleanup Float

Keith Ham Pavilion at Withrow Springs State Park, 32720 AR-23, Huntsville, AR 72740, USA

When: Saturday, June 5th, 2021. Check-in will begin at 9:30 am, Cleanup float will be from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Check-in will be at Withrow Springs State Park's Keith Ham Pavilion, 33424 AR-Spur, Huntsville, AR. 
Details: Celebrate the War Eagle Watershed by floating and cleaning the War Eagle Creek! Boating experience is required. BYOB ( Bring your own BOAT). Cleanup supplies, goodie bags, shuttles, and life jackets will be provided, as well as prizes for most trash collected!
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

Choose your section of the river- 

  • Highway 412 to Withrow Springs (4 miles) FREE shuttle provided by Ozark Adventure & Recreation
  • Highway 45 to Gar Hole (4 miles) FREE shuttle provided by War Eagle Creek Outfitting, LLC
*Personal shuttles also allowed. 
*Limit of 10 boats per river section

For more info and to RSVP
Contact:  info@beaverwatershedalliance.org
or text/call 479-750-8007

Jun13

Beaver Lake BIG BASS BONANZA Tournament

When: June 13, 2021, Fishing Tournament: 6 am - 2 pm, Family Fun Activities at Prairie Creek: 11 am - 2 pm

Where:  Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake, AR
1 Prairie Creek Marina Dr, Rogers, AR 72756

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED 
Click Here to register and for more information! 
*online registration available until midnight on June 10, 2021. Limited registrations open morning of event, 5am - 6am at Prairie Creek


EVENT DETAILS:
NWA BassMasters and the Beaver Watershed Alliance will be hosting the 1st Annual Big Bass Bonanza on Beaver Lake! This will be a great day of fishin' for a mission for conservation, water quality, and youth engagement! Plus lots of free family friendly events!
ADULT DIVISION:
$10,000 GRAND PRIZE FOR BIG BASS, PLUS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF ADDITIONAL PRIZES THROUGHOUT THE DAY!
Registration: $100 per Adult over the age of 16 (max of 3 Fishermen per Boat)
YOUTH DIVISION:
$3,000 GRAND PRIZE FOR BIG BASS, PLUS HOURLY BIG BASS PRIZES THROUGHOUT THE DAY!
Registration: $65 per Youth, under age of 16 (max of 2 Youth Fishermen per Boat, must be accompanied by an adult)
*Registration is capped at 250 Boats! This is a catch & release tournament, 15" minimum length. Life jackets & live wells are required. 


FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES:

  • Youth- Learn to cast with pro fisherman!
  • Learn about macroinvertebrates- it's what fish eat!
  • See a watershed model- how does a stream/lake work?
  • Check out local fish species at the Arkansas Game and Fish Mobile Aquarium
  • Free hot dogs and chips- while supplies last
  • Free goodies and giveaways for youth!

CLICK HERE to register

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