Projects

Urban NPS Hispanic Outreach and Education

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Project Begin Location
Beaver Lake Watershed: 11010001
Headwaters - White River: 1101000101
Middle Fork - White River: 1101000102
Lake Sequoyah - White River: 1101000103
West Fork - White River: 1101000104
Richland Creek: 1101000105
War Eagle Creek: 1101000106
Beaver Lake - White River: 1101000107
2005 Urban areas in Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington counties

Project Synopsis

This project aimed to increase the amount and spread of educational resources in Spanish relating to the consequences of urbanization in order to reach the increasing Hispanic population in the Northwest Arkansas region. Urbanization has contributed to non-point source pollution in the Beaver Lake and Illinois River watersheds, and there has been a lack of education to the Hispanic population regarding these issues. This project made improvements to the educational resources aimed at this group including developing and airing a local television show, Asi Asi Just Like That, which focused on stormwater runoff from home lawns and Household Hazardous waste.

Project Website

http://www.arkansaswater.org/319/Document%20Database/images/Urban_Hispanic_Summary.pdf

Funding Source

Clean Water Act Section 319 funding