Contact: Bethany Alender, Outreach Coordinator, Beaver Watershed Alliance, 479-750-8007; email@example.com
- July has been proclaimed Lakes Appreciation Month by Governor Hutchinson
- Volunteers are needed for the Lakes Appreciation Month cleanup on Saturday, July 9th
The Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA) and Hobbs State Park are seeking volunteers for the Lakes Appreciation Month Cleanup, July 9th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm hosted at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. Volunteer check-in begins at 9:00 am at Hobbs State Park Visitor Center located at 20201 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756. Following check-in, volunteers will fan out to cleanup sites along the lake and its tributaries to remove litter from targeted areas. A limited number of kayaks and stand up paddle boards will be available to use free of charge. After the cleanup, volunteers will return to the park where they will be treated with a volunteer appreciation lunch and chance to win door prizes.
All participants will be supplied with trash bags, maps to cleanup locations, and gloves. This is a great activity for families, church groups, scout groups, civic clubs, students, and people of all ages.
Sponsors and partners in the effort include Hobbs State Park, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Beaver Water District, Keep Arkansas Beautiful, Ozarks Water Watch, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Stream Team, Benton County Solid Waste District, Benton County Environmental Division, Benton County Cooperative Extension Service, Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists, SUP Outfitters, Ozark Mountain Trading Company, Gearhead Outfitters, Lewis & Clark Outfitters, Pack Rat Outdoor Center, Talulah’s Outfitters and Deli, Patagonia, Cargill, and Coca-Cola.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Beaver Watershed Alliance at (479) 750-8007 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or show up at the event.
The Beaver Watershed Alliance is formed of a diverse stakeholder group representing agricultural, recreation, conservation, water utility, business, and private landowner perspectives who all work together for the benefit of Beaver Lake and its watershed. To learn more about BWA, best management practices for water quality, or how you can become involved in voluntary watershed protection go to www.beaverwatershedalliance.org or contact BWA at 479-750-8007 or email@example.com.