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Welcome to WAMN


Do you love nature?

Do you want to learn more about nature?  Do you want to share knowledge about nature with the people around you?  Do you want to work together with fellow conservationists to keep the Natural State natural?

Then Western Arkansas Master Naturalists is the place for you.  We’d love to have you join WAMN and you will enjoy being part of the group. There’s something about people who want to learn and who are willing to work for a cause. A common saying is, you’ll join for the classes but stay for the people.

Now is the time to join.  The 2020 Naturalist In Training session starts on January 18th.  Classes on a wide variety of topics will stretch from January through the spring.  Go to the welcome page to see details on signing up.

Western Arkansas - the land, the history, the challenge

Western Arkansas is a land of variety. Running down its center is the Arkansas River, surrounded by bottomlands and rolling hills. To the north are steep valleys cut into the Ozark plateaus. To the south are the jagged rocks of the ancient Ouachita Mountains. Each section has its characteristic prairies, forests, marshes, rivers, and mountains with their own plants, animals and ecosystems. Overlaying all of that is its long history - the mound cultures over a millennium ago, land-clearing for lumber and large farms in the last few centuries, the Trail of Tears, Judge Parker enforcing law on fugitives hiding in Indian Territory. The story continues right up to the challenges of urbanization today.

Western Arkansas Master Naturalists band together to study this land, contribute to its conservation, and share our knowledge with our community.  Many hands make light work, it is said, and work is light indeed with such an excellent group of companions.  Join the band and become part of a group working to make a difference.

 


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What can you do with WAMN?

  • Work for prairie preservation with Ben Geren Regional Park.

  • Volunteer at Janet Huckabee River Valley Nature Area
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  • Monitor water quality with the Stream Team.

  • Seed-gather, clear privet, and clean up trash at Cherokee Prairie Nature Area with Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.

  • Document nature as a Citizen Scientist

  • Share our knowledge of the land by way of presentations, table-top activities, and nature classes.

  • Support each other as we develop our individual projects.

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Contact WAMN
Want to contact Western Arkansas Master Naturalists?
- Email helloWAMN@gmail.com
- Leave a comment on the Facebook page at
      www.facebook/westernAMN/
- Call 479-274-0471

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We’d love to have you join WAMN and you will enjoy being part of the group.  There’s something about people who want to learn and who are willing to work for a cause.  A common saying is, you’ll join for the classes but stay for the people. 

You’ll start as a Naturalist in Training and graduate from classes as a Master Naturalist.  You can read details in the FAQ section or go straight to the Join WAMN page.  Class sessions begin on January 18th for 2020 but you are welcome to join any time.
  

 

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