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Join The Great Arkansas River Cleanup

Join The Great Arkansas River Cleanup

Keep Little Rock Beautiful, Keep North Little Rock Beautiful and Keep Sherwood Beautiful will be hosting a cleanup at the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock. The event takes place on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 8:30am - 10:30 am.

Contact KNLRB@aol.com, www.facebook.com/KNLRB, or call 501-231-9054 to sign up.

North Little Rock, Little Rock, Sherwood team up for Arkansas River cleanup

North Little Rock, Little Rock, Sherwood team up for Arkansas River cleanup

Volunteers needed to help pick up litter Oct. 6


LITTLE ROCK (Sept. 25, 2012) – On Saturday, Oct. 6, Keep North Little Rock Beautiful, Keep Little Rock Beautiful and Keep Sherwood Beautiful – all certified local affiliates of Keep America Beautiful – will collaborate to host a litter pickup along the Arkansas River.

“These three organizations share a concern for protecting the Arkansas River’s ecosystem and natural beauty,” said Randy Naylor, chairman of Keep North Little Rock Beautiful. “We encourage our friends and neighbors to help us remove litter from the river’s shorelines.”

'Ditch The Keys' campaign begins May 18

'Ditch The Keys' campaign begins May 18

Ozone Action Days Celebrates Second Year of This Environmental Effort

The key to better air quality is in each of our hands.  Literally.  When we "Ditch the Keys" and use alternative forms of transportation other than our cars, we're helping prevent the formation of harmful ground level ozone during the hot summer months.   A great time to  "Ditch the Keys" is May 18, which is Bike to Work Day across the country.  In Central Arkansas, Ozone Action Days is teaming up with Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (BACA), the City of Little Rock and City of North Little Rock to organize convoys of bicycle commuters  to ride to and from work on May 18.  An experienced cyclist will lead each convoy. 

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http://www.facebook.com/DitchTheKeys

Corp opens visitors' center at Table Rock Lake

Corp opens visitors' center at Table Rock Lake

BRANSON, Mo. -- The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District held a ribbon cutting ceremony April 27 for the new Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

The $10.8 million center, which is situated near the dam and the Corps’ project office, is one of a handful of regional Class A facilities in the Corps nationwide.  The 15,000-square-foot facility will have three functional areas: the visitor area, which will include exhibits, a 75-seat theater and a gift shop; the educational area, which will include a multi-purpose room and wet lab; and an administrative office area.

The engaging exhibits emphasize Table Rock dam, lake and powerhouse.  They depict how this project fits into the entire White River Basin.  There are fascinating interactive displays about the Ozark Mountain region and its unique culture and ecosystems.

Keep Sherwood Beautiful

Keep Sherwood Beautiful

Do your part for the environment and take pride in your community! The "Keep Sherwood Beautiful" event kicks off at the Bill Harmon Rec Center Tuesday, April 24 at 4 pm.

ADEQ sets Earth Week activities for students

ADEQ sets Earth Week activities for students

More than 300 elementary school students from three Arkansas counties are expected to participate in activities at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) commemorating the annual Earth Week observance later this month. This year, the events will actually be spaced over a two-week period, with third- and fourth-graders from Cabot, El Dorado, and the Pulaski County Special School District spending about two and a half hours at the ADEQ Headquarters Building in North Little Rock April 16, 17, 23, and 24.

ADEQ employees will conduct a variety of interactive presentations for the students, beginning at approximately 9:15 a.m. each day. The students also have the option of bringing their own lunches to eat at the patio area of the ADEQ office, and then hiking on the Arkansas River Trail, a portion of which is adjacent to the building.