Arkansas Stream Team enables concerned citizens to become involved in stream and watershed conservation. Efforts revolve around three primary aspects of stream conservation: education, advocacy and stewardship. Volunteers receive training in water-quality monitoring and streambank maintenance and restoration techniques. Litter control, streambank stabilization, streamside tree plantings, improvement of fish and wildlife habitat, water-quality monitoring and other special projects are all possible. Working with landowners, volunteers have repaired hundreds of miles of eroding streambanks. They’ve monitored water quality on thousands of miles of streams and have picked up tons of litter.
NWAMN has local teams that do these activities on local waterways. Currently, projects are active on the White, Little Sugar, and Kings River. Other local waterways which do not currently have a coordinator are Illinois River, Buffalo River and Lee Creek. You can be a on an emailing list for all Stream Team activity by adding yourself to Stream Team on the Committees Tab under Citizen Science.
(description courtesy Arkansas Fish and Game website) Coordinator, Angela Danovi, adanovi@ozarkswaterwatch
For now, to join a specific stream team, contact the following coordinator:
White River: Ken Leonard
Illinois River: Open
Little Sugar: Paula Hixson
King's River: Charles McCoy