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Pesticide Collection - Clark County

Pesticide Collection - Clark County

Thursday - April 12th

Clark County Fairgrounds

8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Inventory Forms due:  April 2

Forms Are Available At the Clark County Cooperative Extension Offices

Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

One winning family to be chosen for excursion; entries accepted at www.aetn.org/engage

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Fans of the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) “Exploring Arkansas,” with host Chuck Dovish, now have the opportunity to win a family outing with Dovish that will be filmed for possible future use in the series.

A winning family (up to six family members) will be chosen at random to spend a day with Dovish as he tapes a family-friendly episode of “Exploring Arkansas.” Dovish will aim to introduce the family to some of his favorite places and activities suitable for all ages, in turn allowing them to explore Arkansas with him.

Contest winners will be treated to a hike or similar activity at a location of Dovish’s choosing on a weekend. The outing will be filmed by an AETN production crew and segments may be used for an upcoming episode of “Exploring Arkansas.”

Forestry Commission warns of fire danger

Forestry Commission warns of fire danger

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Arkansas Forestry Commission crews have suppressed 26 wildfires that burned 490 acres  across the state on Thursday.

High winds of 15 to 30 MPH today…with gusts to 40 MPH in parts of the state coupled with lowering relative humidity between 25 to 35 percent will create elevated fire danger today.

Outside burning is not recommended under these condition. Searcy County is currently under a burn ban.

For details concerning the location or status of fires in all Arkansas counties, homeowners may call the AFC Dispatch Center at 1-501-332-2000.


Should the warm temperatures and gusty wind continue, there are a few things to remember:

Corps to host workshops discussing changes in park operations

Corps to host workshops discussing changes in park operations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is hosting five public workshops in February to discuss proposed changes in operations at 29 of its parks because of budget cuts.

Although there will be no group presentations, the public is invited to drop by any time during the workshops and talk one on one with Corps representatives about the proposed recreational changes, provide input and learn more about volunteer and potential partnership opportunities. Written comments will also be accepted at the workshops. 

The Corps is looking for partners willing to take over operations and maintenance duties at affected facilities to help keep them from closing.

For individuals interested in the proposed recreational changes at Clearwater Lake, the workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 9, at the Clearwater Project Office adjacent to Clearwater Dam in Piedmont, Mo.

Tight budget prompts changes in Corps park operations; public workshops slated

Tight budget prompts changes in Corps park operations; public workshops slated
  

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tight budgets are requiring the Little Rock District of the Army Corps of Engineers to propose changes at several of its parks, including closing some less efficient facilities. 

A series of public workshops to discuss these proposals and solicit public input is being scheduled for February at Piedmont, Mo., and at Mountain Home, Heber Springs, Russellville and Ozark, Ark.  The workshop times, dates and locations will be announced when they are finalized.

DeGray Lake Eagle tours this Saturday

DeGray Lake Eagle tours this Saturday

If you're looking for a saturday in the great outdoors, look no further than the DeGray Lake Eagle tour this Saturday.

Join a park interpreter as you ride a boat around the lake in search of wintering bald eagles, osprey, loons, herons, grebes, ducks, and more.

You are invited to bring binoculars and cold weather clothing is highly encouraged. It is colder on the lake than it is on land.

You can make reservations at noon Friday by calling (501) 865-5850. Six people minimum. It costs $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 6 ride free.