Monthly Archives: August 2017

Jernigan Takes 1st Place in Beaver Lake Photo Contest

Haleigh Jernigan, 11, of Bella Vista, daughter of Shannon and Alisha Jernigan, took 1st place in the 4H Division of the 2017 Beaver Lake Photo Contest sponsored by Beaver Water District. She is a member of the Cooper 4H Club. The contest was held for the eighth year in conjunction with the 12th Annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake and the Benton County Fair. Jernigan has been competing in the contest for several years. She received recognition and a cash prize, and her photo was displayed at Prairie Creek Recreation Area on Aug. 19th during Secchi Day on Beaver Lake.

Beaver Lake is the water supply for one in seven Arkansans. Beaver Water District supplies drinking water to more than 300,000 people and industries in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and surrounding areas. The District’s mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. For information, visit bwdh2o.org.

Jennifer Fyke of Fayetteville draws ticket for Grand Prize at Secchi Day!

KNWA Meteorologist Rick Katzfey (right) poses with Jennifer Fyke of Fayetteville and her daughter, Kaleigh, 10. Fyke held the winning ticket for the grand prize kayak donated by Cabela’s in Rogers to the 12th Annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake, held on Aug. 19th. A record number of 731 people attended the event, which involves citizen scientists taking clarity readings with a Secchi Disk measuring device and water samples for testing from Beaver Lake, as well as several hundred people and volunteers, many of whom enjoyed a host of hands-on educational and fun activities lakeside at Prairie Creek.

Beaver Water District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Beaver Lake, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Northwest Arkansas Stormwater Education, Hobbs State Park, Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Ozarks Water Watch, One Community, the North American Lake Management Society, and Girl Scouts Diamonds are co-sponsors of Secchi Day on Beaver Lake. Harp’s Food, Hiland Dairy, Cook’s Natural Market, and Golden Corral/Pleasant Grove Road made snacks, lunch and ice cream possible. Outdoor Caps donated Secchi Day commemorative caps. Arkansas-Missouri Railroad donated train tickets and Wild Birds Unlimited donated bird feeders for the 12 Mystery Tote drawing gifts. KNWA is the television media sponsor. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette provided print media sponsorship. SUP Outfitters and Hobbs State Park provided “test drive” activities with stand-up paddle-boards and kayaks. Other businesses and organizations contributing resources and in-kind donations for the event included KMRW 98.9 FM, Hog Radio, La Zeta Radio, KUAF 91.3, KFSM, B-Scene Media, Univision Arkansas, Dancenhance Entertainment, and the Rogers Optimist Club.

Beaver Lake is the water supply for one in seven Arkansans. Beaver Water District supplies drinking water to more than 300,000 people and industries in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and surrounding areas. The District’s mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards.

Secchi Day Event Schedule Update-Papa Rap Performance Added to Schedule

Popular local celebrity, Al “Papa Rap” Lopez has been added to the schedule for the 12th Annual Secchi Day taking place this Saturday, August 19. Papa Rap will perform several songs from his new CD on Water Fun Facts produced in conjunction with his work for Beaver Water District. View his new music video, We Must Take Care of Our Water. Papa will perform at 10:30 in the Amphitheater area at Prairie Creek Park. He will giving away a limited quantity of his new CD to families attending the Festival. As is his usual practice, Papa Rap will perform in both English and Spanish. He may be reached for information or interviews at 479.867.3600, or paparap@paparap.net.

Secchi Day on Beaver Lake, a free science festival for all ages, has released the Schedule of Events for Saturday. Held at Prairie Creek Park on Beaver Lake at 9300 N. Park Road, just 5 miles east of Rogers, Ark., off of Hwy. 12, this event is in its 12th year! Join us! For more information, contact Amy Wilson, Director of Public Affairs for Beaver Water District at awilson@bwdh2o.org or link to https://www.bwdh2o.org/education-and-outreach/events/secchi-day/.

Board Meeting – August 17, 2017

Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors will meet at noon on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, AR.

Tentative Agenda

  1. Meeting Call to Order
  2. Approval of minutes of previous regular meeting
  3. Presentation – Financial Investments and Investment Policy
  4. Recommendation – Citizens Water Academy
  5. Recommendation – FY 2018 Budget
  6. Other Business
    • Secchi Day – August 19, 2017
    • October BWD Board Meeting – Change of Meeting Date to Thursday, October 26, 2017