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Apr20

Fayetteville Earth Day

755 W North St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Saturday, April 20th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Marion Orton Recycling Center, Fayetteville, AR
RSVP: parksvolunteer@fayetteville-ar.gov or 479-444-3467
Details: The Alliance is partnering with the City of Fayetteville to celebrate Earth Day by giving some love to Fayetteville's outdoors! Join us for the Mayor's Earth Day Proclamation and Trail & Stream Cleanup event at 9 am. at Marion Orton Recycling Center, then head to the meeting location at the corner of Prairie Ave.  and S.W. Ave. to help cleanup along Tanglewood Branch! Bagels and coffee will be provided at kickoff. Volunteers will be given supplies. This is event will be held rain or shine. 

Apr20

East Fork-White River Cleanup

Bunch Park, Elkins, AR 72727, USA

When: Saturday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Where: Bunch Park, Elkins
RSVP: Melissa McCarver at 479-750-8007 or melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org
Details: Help clean up the East Fork of the White River! 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. 

Apr20

2nd Annual Lake Atalanta Appreciation Cleanup

500 E Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756, USA

When: Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, registration at 8:30 am
Where: Clark Pavillion, Lake Atalanta, Rogers, AR
RSVP: info@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call 479-750-8007.
Details: Show your appreciation for the park by coming out and helping pick up trash around the entire lake. Visit the education displays to learn more about the park and the water resources of Northwest Arkansas. Bags, gloves, grabbers, and snacks are provided. Dress for getting dirty and possibly damp. Much of the litter has been blown or washed into the trees and bushes, so long sleeves, pants, and closed toe shoes are recommended. 

Apr23

Rain Garden Stewardship Event

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

When: Tuesday, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Where:  South Madison County Convenience Center, St. Paul, AR
RSVP: melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call 479-750-8007.
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! We will be pulling weeds. 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.

Apr24

Wednesday Wildflower Walk

Blowing Springs Parking Lot, Nature Trail Ln, Bella Vista, AR 72715, USA

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Blowing Springs Nature Trail, Bella Vista
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call 479-750-8007
Details: Join the Ozark Chapter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society on a hike along Tanyard Creek in Bella Vista. Meet Eric Fuselier of the Arkansas Native Plant Society will lead us on this walk. Meet Eric at the parking lot at 6 p.m. and we will hike until sunset. 
Directions: Click here.

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
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007
Details: 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. 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: Located just off S Happy Hollow Road, W of The Cliffs Apartments and Happy Hollow Elementary. The parking lot for the trailhead leading to the pavilion is just off E Paddock Rd. 

Apr27

Forest and Wildlife Management Workshop

ARTEX Ranch, 19600 Pummill Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:30 am -12:00 pm
Where: ARTEX Ranch, Fayetteville
RSVP: melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007; free lunch will be provided.
Details: Come learn 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! 

May1

Wednesday Wildflower Walk

West Cato Springs Road, W Cato Springs Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Cato Springs Trail, Fayetteville
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007
Details: Join the Alliance and the Ozark Chapter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society on a hike along Cato Springs Trail in Fayetteville to see what wildflowers we can find. Meet Nate at 6 p.m. at the public parking area on the south side of W Cato Springs Rd., between the bridge and S. Garland Ave. The hike will last until sunset.
Directions: Click here.

May5

Native Plant Walk - Devil's Eyebrow (S End)

36.442784, -93.950051

When: Sunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area (S access on TNC tract)
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007

Details:
Join the Alliance and the Arkansas Native Plant Society's Eric Hunt for a hike into the south side of the legendary Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area (DENA), one of the most biologically diverse locations in Arkansas! DENA contains rugged terrain with steep ridges, meandering streams, old-growth forests, glades, and bluff-lined hollows.

Much of the area is underlain by alternating layers of chert and limestone that include caves and many springs. Devil's Eyebrow supports one of the highest concentrations of rare plant species in Arkansas, with several species more typical of cooler and moister forests to the north, while others share an affinity to the arid Southwest.

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 late afternoon. Be ready for a day of hiking, so bring a sack lunch, plenty of water, and your favorite hiking gear! Due to logistics and safety, participants will be limited to 20 and will need to RSVP in advance.


Directions: The gate is located at the corner of Ford Road (Google Maps) and should be open by the time folks start to arrive. To get to the meeting location, take US Hwy 62 east out of Rogers (west from Eureka Springs) into Garfield. Turn south on AR-127 (Main St), cross the railroad tracks, and turn north on Ford Rd after 3/4 of a mile. The parking lot is just over half a mile down Ford Rd on the left.

May8

Wednesday Wildflower Walk

3711 W Easy St, Rogers, AR 72756, USA

When: Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Park, Rogers
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call 479-750-8007
Details: Eric Fuselier will lead us on a hike along a boardwalk through a wetland area in Rogers to see what hydrophytes we can find. Meet Eric at 6 pm at Cambridge Park, located at the end of N 37th St. in Rogers. The hike will last until sunset.
Directions: Click here.

May11

Native Plant Walk - Devil's Eyebrow (N End)

Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area, US-62, Garfield, AR 72732, USA

When: Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area (S access on TNC tract)
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007
Difficulty: Moderate (mostly walking on partially managed trails)

Details: Join the Alliance and native-plant expert Linda Ellis for a hike into the north side of the legendary Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area (DENA), one of the most biologically diverse locations in Arkansas! DENA contains rugged terrain with steep ridges, meandering streams, old-growth forests, glades, and bluff-lined hollows. 

Much of the area is underlain by alternating layers of chert and limestone that include caves and many springs. Devil's Eyebrow supports one of the highest concentrations of rare plant species in Arkansas, with several species more typical of cooler and moister forests to the north, while others share an affinity to the arid Southwest.

We'll meet at the north parking lot at 11 AM, located just off Highway 62. The ending time is somewhat open and dependent on participants, but we should be back to our vehicles by late afternoon. We'll be mostly sticking to the established trails, but these can be rough in spots. Be ready for a day of light hiking, so bring a sack lunch, plenty of water, and your favorite hiking gear! Due to logistics and safety, participants will be limited to 25 and will need to RSVP in advance.

Directions: To get to Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area, take US Hwy 62 northeast out of Rogers (through Avoca, Garfield, and just past Gateway) or northwest out of Eureka Springs (through Busch and almost to Gateway). The parking area is at the end of a 0.25-mile gravel drive off of US Hwy 62, on the south side of the highway at the natural area/wildlife management area sign, about 0.5 mile east of the junction with AR Hwy 37 in the community of Gateway. Google Maps.

May15

Wednesday Wildflower Walk

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

When: Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call 479-750-8007
Details: Join the Alliance and the Ozark Chapter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society on a hike in Mt. Sequoyah Woods to see some of the results of the invasive species removal projects the Alliance has been coordinating. Meet Nate Weston at 6 pm at the trailhead parking lot at the bottom of Mt. Sequoyah. The hike will last until sunset.
Directions: Click here.

May18

West Fork of the White River Cleanup

Multiple Locations


When: Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: Multiple Locations
RSVP: melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007
The 14th Annual West Fork Cleanup will take place Saturday, May 18th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Volunteers can check in at Walker Park in Fayetteville and Riverside Park in West Fork to receive cleanup supplies and cleanup site maps. We will reconvene at Riverside Park at 11:30 am for a free lunch, music by local musicians, and a door prize drawing. Contact Melissa McCarver at melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org or call (479) 750-8007 for more information and to RSVP.

May21

Native Plants of Arkansas

401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

Where: Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W Mountain St When: Tuesday, May 21st 6-7pm Eric Fuselier, president of the Ozark Chapter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society, will deliver a talk on the native plant species found growing all around us here in the Ozarks. Eric will also explain why native plant species are an important part of the local ecosystem, and will discuss the many benefits of using native species, instead of non-natives, for landscaping and in home gardens. For more than a decade, Eric Fuselier has been studying the native plants found growing wild in the Ozarks. Eric's passion began while spending extended lengths of time in the Ozark wilderness as an avid hiker and backpacker. Eventually, Eric was able to put his knowledge of native plants to use in a more professional capacity while working as an environmental scientist for a local civil engineering firm. Eric has been involved in the planning and development of several native plant gardens in northwest Arkansas, and spends much of his spare time working to enhance and restore the native plant species growing on his own property. Eric regularly leads native plant hikes for local groups as well as members of the public.

May22

Wednesday Wildflower Walk

World Peace Wetland Prairie, 1121 S Duncan Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

When: Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: World Peace Wetland Prairie
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007
Details: Join the Alliance and the Ozark Chapter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society on a hike through the World Peace Wetland Prairie in Fayetteville. Meet Eric Fusilier at 6 pm in the parking area. The hike will last until sunset.
Directions: Click here

May24

Forest Stewardship - Mt. Sequoyah Woods

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

When: Friday, May 24, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods Pavilion
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007
Details: 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: Located just off S Happy Hollow Road, W of The Cliffs Apartments and Happy Hollow Elementary. The 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, May 31, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods Pavilion
RSVP: nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007. 
Details: 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. 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: Located just off S Happy Hollow Road, W of The Cliffs Apartments and Happy Hollow Elementary. The parking lot for the trailhead leading to the pavilion is just off E Paddock Rd. (36.064306, -94.137576).