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EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

Time to hit the trails

Time to hit the trails

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - DLT Event Management is a multisports production company based in Arkadelphia. DLT produces and administrates over 30 events annually including Arkansas’ largest triathlons, cycling and mountain bike races, trail running races and open water swimming events.

You can visit our website at http://www.dltevents.com/, or contact CEO Fred Phillips at (870) 246-6686.

Prescribed burn set for next week

Prescribed burn set for next week

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.The Hot Springs Fire Department will bring added wildfire safety to downtown Hot Springs through prescribed burns this coming Monday, Feb. 28. Burning will begin in the morning on Whippoorwill Street, which is directly uphill from behind Central Avenue.

Some smoke will be visible from surrounding areas; however, all flames will be carefully monitored to ensure maximum safety and security of the entire area.

Months of planning by firefighters has carefully arranged for more than enough resources on scene.

Weigh in on National Parks

Weigh in on National Parks

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The National Park Service (NPS) has initiated the development of an Exotic Vegetation Management Plan (plan) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Hot Springs National Park and 14 other regional National Park sites.  Public review and comment of this draft plan is currently being sought and may be submitted through the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC - [pepsi] website.  PEPC is an online collaborative tool that gives easy access to documents used in developing and tracking projects within the NPS.  The website is http://parkplanning.nps.gov.

Camp out and kayak on Lake Ouachita

Camp out and kayak on Lake Ouachita

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Lake Ouachita’s immense size and pristine shorelines provide beauty and scenery found nowhere else in the state. Kayaking is a unique way to explore Arkansas’s largest lake.

Lake Ouachita State Park is now taking reservations for our spring Kayak Campout Adventures. The dates for these overnight camping trips are April 30 - May 1 and May 14 - 15. The adventures are designed for everyone regardless of kayaking experience.

You can bring your own kayak and camping gear or rent what you need from us. A support boat with a restroom will be available to assist with our gear. It will stay with us throughout the trip.

The park will provide lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Our group will paddle approximately five hours each day at a comfortable pace with plenty of breaks. Park interpreters will demonstrate such skills as choosing a campsite, building a fire, setting up camp, cooking in the great outdoors and much more.