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The Beaver Water District will give a presentation on the District’s extensive efforts to protect Beaver Lake, the source of domestic drinking water for more than 420,000 residents of Northwest Arkansas, at the Putting Green to Work lunch series hosted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. The presentation will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Lowell, Arkansas. Recognizing that the cost of treating water from Beaver Lake is directly related to the reservoir water quality, the District developed an educational curriculum for K-12 called “Building Blocks to Water Education.” The teacher-driven curriculum currently serves as a resource … Continue reading
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Want to learn how to become zero waste? Then, join the Science Cafe next Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at Afterthought (2721 Kavanaugh Boulevard) in Little Rock. The following panelists will teach you how to reduce your waste: Mark DeWitt, Tennenbaum Recycling Company, North Little Rock Rusty Miller, Plant Manager, Waste Management Recycle America, Little Rock Stephanie Brogdon, Manager, ReStore, Habitat for Humanity – Pulaski County, North Little Rock Free and open to the public. No registration required, but the seating is limited, so come early. Visit the Science Cafe website for more information.
Join the Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light for the screening of documentary Do the Math, this Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m. at the Market Street Cinema (1521 Merrill Drive) in Little Rock. Do The Math is a 42-minute film about the rising movement in the United States to change the terrifying maths of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. While it is set in the United States, the maths the film outlines apply globally. A 20-minute discussion will follow the movie. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Visit the Market Street Cinema website for … Continue reading
Join the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) and Audubon Arkansas for the Annual Butterfly Count of Pulaski and Faulkner Counties, this Sunday, June 23 at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Dan Scheiman with Audubon Arkansas will host a group for the count at the Camp Robinson Special Use Area. All skill levels welcome! Please wear good walking shoes and bring snacks, insect repellent, and water. If you are interested, RSVP to Uta Meyer at email@example.com or (501) 244-2229 by Wednesday, June 19. Visit www.naba.org for more information about the NABA and the count program.
Then, attend the South Main Street Resurfacing Public Meeting, this Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rufus K. Young Christian Church (2223 Main Street) in downtown Little Rock. The City of Little Rock has received a grant from the Highway Department to resurface and restripe South Main Street from Interstate 630 south to Roosevelt Road. One proposal for the project is to convert a stretch of South Main Street from four lanes to three lanes plus bike lanes. If you would like to see more bike lanes on South Main Street, be sure to attend the meeting.
The pollen season is over! As much as I love trees, according to my body and my allergist, trees hate me. I’m severely allergic to most tree pollens – oak, elm, cedar, hickory, pecan, you name it. I’m so allergic to them that every year from mid-February to early June, I cannot be outside for more than 15 minutes without becoming sick. By sick, I mean sick to the point where I’m bedbound. This year’s pollen season was so bad that it literally made me vomit. One day I worked in my garden for about an hour, wearing my super-HEPA … Continue reading
Join Keep Little Rock Beautiful for its annual fundraiser, Thursday, June 13 between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the studioMain (1423C South Main) in downtown Little Rock. There will be food, libations, door prizes, and a silent art auction. The cost is $10, and kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds go toward Little Rock’s schools to enhance and/or create a recycling program. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating a piece of art, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information about the fundraiser.
The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) will host a series of public meetings throughout the month of June that will allow Arkansans to ask questions and make comments on updating the state water plan. It has been over 20 years since Arkansas completed its last comprehensive update of the Water Plan. In 2011, the ANRC embarked on THE current update. The cooperation and support of all Arkansans are vital to ensure a successful process. Get involved in the public participation process and become part-owner in the 2014 Arkansas Water Plan. Each public meeting is scheduled for 90 minutes, and information … Continue reading
Join Audubon Society of Central Arkansas (ASCA) for its monthly field trip, this Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. at the Mount Magazine State Park near Havana, Arkansas. If you live in central Arkansas and are interested in carpooling, meet at 7 a.m. at the west Little Rock WalMart parking lot (northwest corner) on Hwy. 10. The group will caravan Hwy. 10 to Havana, then take Hwy. 309 up the mountain. If you would like to meet the group at the park, arrive at the Visitor Center around 9 a.m. Park Interpreter Don Simons will lead a walk featuring birds, … Continue reading
Join Robin Feller for a free wild plant identification and herbal walk, this Thursday, June 6 at 6:15 p.m. in Hot Springs. Feller has over 35 years of experience in herbalism and natural health. Partcipants will become familar with basic herbal use and therapies, local wild edibles, and how to grow, harvest, dry, and store herbs. Participants must call in advance for the directions to the walk. Conact Terra Smith with the Quapaw Baths & Spa at (501) 609-9822 for more information.