Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lowest wetland portion of Hill Place (former Aspen Ridge) property being dredged and filled for parking lot in former overflow area of Town Branch

Please click on images to ENLARGE photos of dredging and filling of Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River west of South Hill Avenue and north of 11th Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on February 26, 2009. Rich, absorbent soil being hauled away to make space for truckloads of non-absorbent, non-organic red dirt to provide parking spaces for Hill Place student apartments.

Don't let the contractors take all your brushpiles; the birds won't forgive you

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of mockingbird on brushpile at World Peace Wetland Prairie on February 25, 2009,

The more buds you spot on the ends of small limbs the more likely these limbs are the ones to keep on your property if you want plenty of song birds to be in your neighborhood when spring comes. You might also try to convince your neighbors to preserve some similar brushpiles on their property. And urging neighbors to preserve ice-damaged trees on their property also will help.
Many won't understand. But every property owner who keeps a brush pile or resists pressure to cut down a damaged tree can make a difference in the reproductive success of song birds in the coming spring.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sierra Club to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 24, 2009, for presentation on environmental bills in legislature

The Ozark Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club will be meeting
tomorrow, Tuesday Feb. 24th, at 7 pm at U.S. Pizza Company on Dixon
Street in Fayetteville. The Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks has a fun
and informative presentation planned. Also Bill Kopsky of the Arkansas
Public Policy Panel will be discussing the environmental bills that
will be coming before the Arkansas Legislature this year and the
upcoming rally day at the Capitol building. You do not have to be a
member to attend!
For more information contact Molly at or at 479 527 9499

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Karst geology of our watershed to be focus of March 16 meeting of Association for Beaver Lake Environment

This is an e-mail from ' - Association for Beaver Lake Environment '

To all ABLE members,
There will be a membership meeting at the Rogers Activity Center on Monday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. David Kampwerth of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife will give a presentation on the area's karst geology which is so important to understanding water issues in the region.
This is also a check on valid e-mails for our members. Please reply to this e-mail and indicate if you think you will be able to attend this meeting to help us plan seating, etc.
Our website is "up and running" again. Please login so we can check on any problems that people are having accessing the site.
The ABLE Board

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Trout Unlimited Arkansas fund-raiser March 6, 2009, in Fayetteville

Please click on image to ENLARGE Trout Unlimited logo

23rd Annual Conservation
Banquet & Auction

Friday - March 6th, 2009

Fayetteville Town Center
15 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville Square


This year we are are introducing a new program for those individuals or businesses that want to step up to the plate with local conservation efforts in a big way. Our Sponsorship program creates the opportunity to reach that next level in local conservation. Sponsors will receive more than just a trophy table at the banquet, but an opportunity to place a company logo and web link on the Arkansas Chapter web site. Contact Ed Scott, his number is on the Sponsorship document for more information.


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Download all 5 Banquet documents at once

or individually

General Banquet Information

Trophy Table Information

2009 Sponsorship Opportunities

2009 Ticket Order Form

2009 Banquet Poster
* if you know of a place at work or a business that would display a notebook sized advertising poster, please print one off and help us get the word out on this important event

Contact us if you have additional questions

regarding the conservation banquet

Chapter 514
PO Box 4588, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Contact Us
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fayette Junction Master Plan to be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday

Please click on image to ENLARGE one of the slides found at the link below.

The Fayette Junction Master Plan Community Presentation has been rescheduled
for Thursday, Feb. 5 at BioBased Companies, which is located at the SE corner of Razorback Road and Cato Springs Road. Over 100 stakeholders contributed to the vision that will be presented, and a draft of the vision document and Illustrative Plan are now available at
Please paste in address above or go directly to the information at the link below:
Access Fayetteville drawings and photos from Fayette Junction planning session

Please join us on the 5th for tours at 6:00 p.m., the presentation at 6:30 p.m., and light
refreshments following the presentation.

Karen Minkel

Karen Minkel
Interim Director of Long Range Planning
City of Fayetteville
(479) 575-8271