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February, 2023

Saturday
4
Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park
9:30 AM
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Presenter - Roy Stovall, NCAMN.

Note: 2023 NiTs need not register for classes.

Members please register for continuing education.
Saturday
4
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts
10:00 AM
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Dr. Lindsey Waddell will present a program on the unique geology of Hot Springs National Park and the Thermal Waters. The presentation will be followed by a walking tour of rock exposures in the downtown Hot Springs area.
Saturday
4
Saturday
4
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Presenters - NCAMN Trail Patrol Volunteers.

Note: 2023 NiTs need not register for classes.

Members please register for continuing education.
Tuesday
7
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Online recording but very entertaining presentation regarding insects by Josh Byrne from 2/4/23, proctored by curriculum committee. No live speaker.
Thursday
9
Norfork Lake, Tracy Ferry Park.
9:00 AM
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Trail maintenance Norfork Trail segment 5, rendezvous at Tracy Ferry Park. This is the last, northernmost section of the five segments. This stretch is 2.6 miles, steep in places and more challenging than the other four sections. No restroom facilities. Record your hours sponsor is US Army Corps of Engineers. Bring work gloves, loppers, clippers, or use our power tools. The 13-mile linear Norfork Trail is comprised of five moderately challenging sections, separated by six trailheads. Directions. Tracy Park trailhead, located near Lake Norfork, GPS N36 17‘55", W92 16‘17". From Mountain Home Bypass, drive 4.1 miles south on Highway 5. Turn left on AR 341 (Tracy Ferry Road) and drive 1.8 mile on AR 341 to a fork. Take right fork Tracy Ferry Road 1.1 mile to the trailhead crossing. (The left fork is AR 341 to CR 1028 trailhead located on Fish & Fiddle Road). We may send a few volunteers to the next trailhead, depending on group size and turnout. CR 1028 trailhead, located by Lake Norfork. From Mountain Home Bypass, drive 4.1 miles south on Highway 5. Turn left on AR 341 (Tracy Ferry Road) and drive 2.8 miles on AR 341 (name will change to Rocky Ridge Road). Turn right on Fish and Fiddle Road (CR 1028) and drive 1.1 mile to trailhead. Do not turn left into the resort, take right fork between houses and past dead end sign, park on left side of road. There is additional parking down the hill next to the trailhead gate, but this road is steep and rutted. N36 18‘44", W92 16‘ 05".
Thursday
9
Friday
10
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Arkansas State Parks, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites.
Saturday
11
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Arkansas State Parks, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites.
Saturday
11
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84046683638?pwd=YW81ZHJIV1lSRG1TaG1jdkp6V3R4QT09
Saturday
11
Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park
9:30 AM
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Presenter - Austin Jones, UA Entomology & Plant Science.

Note: 2023 NiTs need not register for classes.

Members please register for continuing education.
Saturday
11
Lake Poinsett State Park
10:00 AM
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Meet at the Pavillion at Lake Poinsett
Saturday
11
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Topics this week include: - Entomology-- Dr David Dussourd, Professor, UCA Department of Biology - Pollinators -- Margaret Cline, FAMN member
Saturday
11
Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park
12:30 PM
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Presenter - Angela Chandler, Arkansas Geologic Survey.

Note: 2023 NiTs need not register for classes.

Members please register for continuing education.
Sunday
12
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Arkansas State Parks, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites.
Monday
13
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Arkansas State Parks, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites.
Monday
13
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Tuesday
14
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Chapter Board Meeting
Thursday
16
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Garden and trail maintenance, and other duties as assigned
Thursday
16
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Presentation by Diana Soteropoulos on the flora of the Red Cockaded Woodpecker habitat
Thursday
16
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Diana Soteropoulos
Saturday
18
Lake Ouachita State Park Visitors Center
9:00 AM
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“Tree Identification Basics – Winter”, for NiT and Continuing Education will be held at Lake Ouachita State Park, Saturday, February 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will meet in the Visitors Center Conference Room. Coffee and treats will be ready at 8:40ish and the class will start promptly at 9:00. After a short break for lunch, we will resume at 12:30 at for an afternoon field study.
Saturday
18
Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park
9:30 AM
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Presenter - Roy Stovall, NCAMN.

Note: 2023 NiTs need not register for classes.

Members please register for continuing education.
Saturday
18
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Presenters - NCAMN Trail Patrol Volunteers.

Note: 2023 NiTs need not register for classes.

Members please register for continuing education.
Tuesday
21
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Meet at Fred Berry Nature Center, Marilyn Doran Pavilion
Thursday
23
Norfork Lake, Cranfield, Bidwell Point & Gamaliel
9:00 AM
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Two short easy lake trails ... Cranfield & Bidwell Point. Report hours Corps of Engineers.

Cranfield Park Trail, ¾ mile loop, walk time 40 mins. Directions: From Mountain Home (Walmart), drive 2 miles east on Highway 62, turn left at Cranfield Road. Drive 1.6 miles past various resorts, turn left into Cranfield Park. Trailhead on right side of road. Ample parking by pavilion and playground.

Big Tree – Gamaliel, 1-mile loop, 45 minutes walk time. Ample parking near trailhead, locked gate “road closed” but Roy has key. Directions: From Mountain Home, drive US Hwy 62 east 4½ miles, turn left on Hwy 101 and cross lake bridge, continue 5 miles east on Hwy 101 beyond bridge, turn right on BC 42 Fout Road, drive 2½ miles, turn left into Gamaliel Park. Trailhead on left beyond gatehouse. Gate closed “road closed” in winter, USACE provides us with key.
Thursday
23
Norfork Dam, trailhead just to west.
9:00 AM
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Quarry Park trailhead, southernmost section of Norfork Trail, is located near west end of Norfork Dam. Annual trail maintenance. Bring work gloves, loppers or favorite tool or use ours. This section is 2.7 miles long, moderate difficulty, biggest slope only 109’ elevation. This is the section between Quarry Park and Briarcliff trailheads. Directions. Quarry Park Trailhead, located by Norfork Dam. From Mountain Home, drive south on state highway 5, turn left at the “Y” crossroads at Salesville, drive to the top of the dam, turn left before you reach the dam and look leftward for the trailhead parking. GPS N36 15‘26", W92 14‘28". Record your hours sponsor = US Army Corps of Engineers.
Saturday
25
Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park
9:30 AM
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Presenter - Kelly Farrell, Arkansas State Parks.

Note: 2023 NiTs need not register for classes.

Members please register for continuing education.
Saturday
25
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Speakers for this class: - Endangered Species -- Joe Ledvina, Environmental Division, AR Highway Department - Native Plants and Habitat Restoration -- Larry Price and Robert Fuhler, FAMN members
Saturday
25
Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park
12:30 PM
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Presenter: Lyndzee Rhine, Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism.

Note: 2023 NiTs need not register for classes.

Members please register for continuing education.