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Lake Appreciation Month Clean-up July 8th

26 Jun 2017 1:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We all use it every day! The waters of Beaver Lake provide you and your family with many resources – clean drinking water, power, recreational opportunities, and industries. So do your part to help show appreciation for Beaver Lake and its watershed at the Lake Appreciation Month Clean-up at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area on Saturday, July 8.

Hobbs State Park in cooperation with Beaver Watershed Alliance, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Beaver Water District, Keep Arkansas Beautiful, Ozarks Water Watch, Benton County Solid Waste District, Benton County Environmental Division, Benton County Cooperative Extension Service, and the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists has joined numerous sponsors including SUP Outfitters,  Ozark Mountain Trading Company, Gearhead Outfitters, Lewis and Clark, Pack Rat Outdoor Center, Talulah’s Outfitters and Deli, Patagonia, McGuagh RV Center, and Coca-Cola, in the effort to preserve one of our most precious resources – the waters of Beaver Lake!   

“This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to get out and enjoy the resource while making a positive impact on it. We invite everyone to experience the beauty of the lake while doing their part to clean up our water source! We are hopeful that the Lake Appreciation Month Clean-up raises awareness of the importance of Beaver Lake to Northwest Arkansas and its residents!”, notes Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area Interpreter Rebekah Penny.

Volunteers are invited to help either by walking along the shoreline or by bringing their own kayaks and canoes to scout the shoreline. Individuals with non-motorized boats will be caravanning to pre-selected Park access sites for clean-up.

All volunteers are asked to register at the Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area visitor center at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 8th to receive assignments, gloves, and trash bags.  The clean-up will last from 9 a.m. until noon, followed by a free lunch and raffle prize giveaway until 1 p.m. The Benton County Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring special showings of the film, “All the Way to the Ocean,” during the day.

A limited number of kayaks, and standup paddle boards will be available. Individuals who would like to utilize boats or boards should contact Becky Roark at 479-750-8007 or becky@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

For more information: contact Rebekah Penny at 479-789-5000 or rebekah.penny@arkansas.gov.

The Hobbs visitor center is located on highway 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection


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