July 14, 2020 – Beaver Water District Hydration Station at Ozark Smokehouse

Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, Beaver Water District and Kessler Greenways will host a dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation of new Hydration Station at Ozark Smokehouse WASHINGTON CO., ARK – Local media are invited to join in the Hydration Station Dedication Ceremony hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, a non-governmental, nonprofit conservation organization. The ceremony will take place Friday, July 31, 2020, on the downstairs covered porch at the Ozark Smokehouse in Fayetteville from 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Attendees will include Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Beaver Water District Environmental Quality Manager James McCarty and other water district staff, Kessler Greenways Founder Frank Sharp, Northwest Arkansas Land Trust staff and Board President Eileen Jennings.

Beaver Water District partnered with the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust and Kessler Greenways to provide the hydration station. The station was installed by Frank Sharp and Cedar Valley Plumbing. It’s located just outside the Kessler Mountain Nature Center to provide clean drinking water to students, hikers and pets who visit the Outdoor Classroom’s 0.6-mile Interpretive Loop Trail, which is open to the public from sunrise to sundown 7 days a week. The trail is accessed from the picnic area just outside the Ozark Smokehouse.

Beaver Water District supplies clean, safe drinking water, sourced from Beaver Lake, to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities in Northwest Arkansas then pump, store, distribute and resell the water to their customers. For more information, visit www.bwdh2o.org.

Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is an accredited land trust dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the permanent protection of land. By holding and managing donated land and providing conservation easement services, the Land Trust protects water quality, local farms, wildlife habitat, and places for outdoor recreation while enhancing quality of life for today and future generations. The service area of the Land Trust includes 13 counties in Northwest Arkansas, with a core focus on Benton and Washington counties. For more information, visit the land trust’s website at www.nwalandtrust.org.