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Secchi Day

Secchi Day is an annual event that takes place the third Saturday in August on Beaver Lake with the goal of collecting important water quality data such as turbidity, chlorophyll-a, total phosphorous, and total nitrogen. On Secchi Day, volunteers take to the water to collect the lake’s maximum depth at which a Secchi disk can be viewed from the surface of the water which tells scientists how cloudy or “turbid” the water is. This valuable data has been collected for years and gives Beaver Water District a good idea of the water quality of Beaver Lake. We are already recruiting teams for our 2024 event on August 17!  Let us know if you would like to be a citizen scientist on Secchi Day by sending us a message via our contact page.

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Beaver Lake Volunteer Day

Save the Date -October 12th, 2024

New Location – Hickory Creek!

Prairie Creek Recreational Area will still be a check-in location, but the main event activities including educational booths, lunch, and door prizes will be at Hickory Creek.

More information coming soon.

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War Eagle Appreciation Day

What started as a celebration float from highway 412 bridge to Withrow Springs State Park in 2007 has taken many shapes over the years. The goal of the event is to promote awareness of the impact that humans have on War Eagle Creek. Robert Swain, a landowner on the War Eagle, is recognized as the founder of War Eagle Appreciation Day (WEAD). In 2022, over 30 people took off on the WEAD float to celebrate and paddled past Mr. Swain on his land where he congratulated participants on keeping the event alive. The District is looking forward to the 2024 event! Please join us and our partners like the Beaver Watershed Alliance, for some special events this year.


Join us for the Annual War Eagle Appreciation Day, happening on Saturday, June 1st, from 11 am – 1 pm at Withrow Springs State Park’s Kieth Ham Pavillion

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West Fork Watershed Cleanup

Join us Saturday, November 4th, 2023

The Beaver Watershed Alliance hosts the West Fork – White River Cleanup in partnership with multiple community partners. Volunteers help remove litter and bulky waste in the West Fork watershed, sub-watershed of Beaver Lake. Volunteers can bring their own watercraft for the float portion. For more info contact or 479-750-8007.