Alliance Quarterly Speaker Series

Utilizing NRCS Programs to Restore Streams, Riparian, and Wetlands in the West Fork White River Watershed
When: December 3, 2020 Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Sandi Formica, Executive Director, Watershed Conservation Resource Center
Advanced Registration is required: CLICK HERE
Details: The Watershed Conservation Resource Center worked with 14 partners and was awarded $8.7 million in 2016 through the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Services Regional Conservation Partnership Program to restore reaches of river and streambanks in the West Fork White River watershed. Guest speaker Sandi Formica will present on the RCPP project that has resulted in creating a WFWR PL-566 watershed with two large river restoration projects underway and several successful streambank restoration projects through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program. This event will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 12 noon to 1 pm. This program is free and open to the public, and will be hosted by the Alliance on Zoom.   


Invasive Plant Removal

When: Friday, December 4th, 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Where: Mt. Sequoyah Woods Pavilion
Details: A new invasive understory shrub, Chinese jetbead (Rhodotypos scandens), is rearing its head in NWAR, and Mt. Sequoyah Woods is one of two places it's found. We want to eradicate it before it gets established and spreads! If you want to lend a hand, your help is needed at Mt. Sequoyah Woods, a 97-acre open greenspace in south Fayetteville. For this event we'll be practicing social distancing as well as winter botany - as there will be no foliage you'll get a chance to learn how to ID plants by their bark and other features. There isn't much of this invasive present (yet) so this will be something of an early winter Easter egg hunt. Gloves, tools, 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).


HWY 412 No-Contact Cleanup

Cook's Berry Park, 17721 U.S. 412 Look, for the cabins, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

When: Tuesday, 8:30 AM
Where: Cook's Berry Park, 17721 U.S. 412 Look, for the cabins, Springdale, AR 72764, USA
RSVP: or 479-750-8007
Details: Help remove trash along Highway 412 in Springdale, AR! Table will be set up with supplies and check in sheet at Cook's Berry Park.