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October, 2019

Wednesday
2
Ozark Folk Center State Park
9:00 AM
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NCAMN volunteers help cultivate the Ozark Folk Center State Park Heritage Herb Garden by transplanting, pruning, weeding, composting, watering and other tasks. They work under direct supervision of OFC master herbalist, Tina Marie Wilcox, in the Craft Village gardens spring, summer and fall and in the greenhouse in the winter and during inclement weather.

Volunteers work from 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Wednesdays and first Fridays of each month throughout the year. Wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably, and expect to get dirty. Tools needed include pruners, loppers, snips, weeders, trowels and others as indicated. Volunteers who live in Baxter, Marion, Boone and other counties may carpool from Mountain Home by meeting an hour before the work shift at the Baxter County Library at Highway 201 and 62 Bypass.

As volunteers work they learn about traditional uses of plants that they often see in the woods and along the streams where they pursue other activities. Occasionally, advanced training hours may be counted in addition to volunteer hours during a work morning.

Volunteers record their work hours as follows:

Activity—Garden Maintenance;
Sponsor—State Park: Ozark Folk Center
Thursday
3
Gaston Wildflower Meadow - Bull Shoals White River State Park
8:00 AM
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Please join us to work at the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Bring your favorite gardening tools – trowel, weeder, clippers, shovel, rake, etc. A hat, gloves, kneeling pad, and basket for accumulated refuse will prove useful as well…..and don’t forget bug spray, sunscreen and water!

Watch for workday emails for changes in start time due to temperature conditions and additional tools needed for specific tasks.

For additional information, call Marilyn Fouts at 870-506-0068 or Paula Caprio at 214-212-8925.

Please remember to check the event calendar for cancellation due to weather.

Please record your volunteer time as: Activity – 207 – Planting/Restoration Sponsor – Bull Shoals/White River State Park
Thursday
3
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
10:00 AM
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Preschool Nature Education
Leader - Lynn Jessup
Topic - Hummingbirds
Friday
4
Vines Center (Arkansas 4 H Center)
12:00 PM
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CAMN Booth @ Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) weekend. Volunteers will be needed to cover a shift sitting at our booth at BOW on Friday or Saturday talking to those in attendance about CAMN. An email will be coming soon with more details on how to sign up. *Location: Vines 4H Center in Ferndale, AR *Dates: Friday, October 4th & Saturday, October 5th. Breakdown of shift times not determined yet. The event starts Friday @ 1200 and Saturday around 0730/0800
Saturday
5
Vines Center (Arkansas 4 H Center)
7:30 AM
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CAMN Booth @ Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) weekend. Volunteers will be needed to cover a shift sitting at our booth at BOW on Friday or Saturday talking to those in attendance about CAMN. An email will be coming soon with more details on how to sign up. *Location: Vines 4H Center in Ferndale, AR *Dates: Friday, October 4th & Saturday, October 5th. Breakdown of shift times not determined yet. The event starts Friday @ 1200 and Saturday around 0730/0800
Saturday
5
Meet at the Bell Slough parking lot.Leave I-40 at exit 135.Follow AR-89E. Take the first right onto
9:00 AM
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Work day will be primarily trail maintenance—weed eat and leaf blow paths, clean out a few culverts, check and clean out a few of the blinds, clean signs, etc.
Saturday
5
From Warren take U.S. Highway 278 East approximately 4.5 miles, across the Saline River, to the junc
9:00 AM
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Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission is getting eight new red-cockaded woodpeckers, all the way from Louisiana. Come help enhance their new habitats and learn about these endangered birds.
Form more information, or if you are interested in carpooling from Little Rock, please contact Ryan Leeson at ryan.leeson@arkansas.gov or call 501-371-5631
Tuesday
8
Shiloh Museum Meeting Hall
 
Tuesday
8
Don Reynolds Library
10:00 AM
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10a – 12p – NCAMN board meeting at Don Reynolds Library
Tuesday
8
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Board meeting for the Western Arkansas Master Naturalists is the second Tuesday of each month. Meet at 5:30 at the Ben Geren REgional Park Pro Shop. Board members are required to attend to conduct business and any WAMN member is welcome to visit.
Wednesday
9
St. Joseph's Center of Arkansas
8:00 AM
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Maintain pollinator, demonstration, and hunger relief gardens. Remove invasive plant species (privet, eastern cedar, honey locust) and return soil to productivity. Create natural habitat for birds, bees and butterflies. Maintain bee hives and care for chickens, goats, sheep, and cows, practice rotational grazing, and practice water conservation. Practice sustainable agriculture.
Wednesday
9
location TBA
9:00 AM
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Clear Robinson Point Trail, Lake Norfork. Moderate challenge, 3 miles round trip. Optional lunch at Fred’s Fish House.
Directions. From Mountain Home Walmart, drive 5 miles east on U.S. Highway 62, turn right on Robinson Point Road, drive 2.3 miles, trailhead on right near park entrance. GPS N36 21’25” W92 14’48”, or 36.357073, -92.246740.
Bring work gloves, loppers, clippers, or use our power tools. Record your hours Trail Maintenance, sponsor U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For information, call Roy Stovall 87..736-0505.
Wednesday
9
Meet at the parking area near the intersection of Clinton Road and Nursery Pond Road, at the WMA Hd
9:30 AM
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The Nature Conservancy will be collecting seeds of prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya) from Camp Robinson. Contact-Gabe De Jong at 501-940-5490 (cell), 501-614-5081 (office), or email gabriel.dejong@tnc.org.
Wednesday
9
To be determined
12:00 PM
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At most events, people come, do their stuff, and take off. At the Snack ‘n‘ Chat, we take our time. Join the group for lunch, or just sit in with the group as we relax and catch up with each other‘s lives. We meet on the second Wednesday of each m
Thursday
10
Gaston Wildflower Meadow - Bull Shoals White River State Park
8:00 AM
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Please join us to work at the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Bring your favorite gardening tools – trowel, weeder, clippers, shovel, rake, etc. A hat, gloves, kneeling pad, and basket for accumulated refuse will prove useful as well…..and don’t forget bug spray, sunscreen and water!

Watch for workday emails for changes in start time due to temperature conditions and additional tools needed for specific tasks.

For additional information, call Marilyn Fouts at 870-506-0068 or Paula Caprio at 214-212-8925.

Please remember to check the event calendar for cancellation due to weather.

Please record your volunteer time as: Activity – 207 – Planting/Restoration Sponsor – Bull Shoals/White River State Park
Thursday
10
Meet at the parking area near the intersection of Clinton Road and Nursery Pond Road, at the WMA Hd
9:30 AM
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The Nature Conservancy will be collecting seeds of prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya) from Camp Robinson. Contact-Gabe De Jong at 501-940-5490 (cell), 501-614-5081 (office), or email gabriel.dejong@tnc.org.
Thursday
10
St Luke's Episcopal Church
4:00 PM
Friday
11
Rattlesnake Ridge Trail Head
8:00 AM
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Stop by between 8 am and 8 pm to take a hike or a ride on the recently completed trail system.

Folks from the Nature Conservancy (and AHNC) will be at the trail head with drinks and snacks all day.

For more information email Mitchell Allen at Mallen@TNC.org
Friday
11
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Today‘s event Canceled due to weather. We‘ll reschedule and post the date soon.
Friday
11
MacArthur Park
9:00 AM
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We will meet at MacArthur Park at the 601 E 9th St Parking Lot (click this hyperlink, https://bit.ly/2lJConJ) to finish the work started on Sept. 13. Need all Sawyers and Swampers that can attend, to do so. Basically, we‘re going to trim up the trees (low-hanging limbs) to open the eye-level view up. Need sawyers to trim the limbs, others to drag them to the nearby walkways where city trucks can pick them up and haul them away. Shouldn‘t take long if we have a good number of folks to show up. Volunteer hours login info: Sponsor: City Park - Little Rock Activity: Habitat Restoration - tree planting, etc.?
Friday
11
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You‘re never too young to start growing up WILD. This workshop teaches early childhood educators to help children ages 3-7 connect with the outdoors. Learn activities that capture the attention of young learners and invites them to explore nature. Approved for 6 hours continuing education and free of charge thanks to the conservation sales tax. Pre-registration required. To register, call Lauren Cannon at 870-861-2432 or email lauren.cannon@agfc.ar.gov. Include workshop title, name address, phone number and email. Bring a sack lunch.
Friday
11
Fred Berry Education Conservation Center at Crooked Creek
9:30 AM
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Take advantage of the Halloween season to inspire students to learn about Arkansas‘s valuable and interesting bats. AGFC‘s Non-game Mammal Program Coordinator, Blake Sasse, will provide plenty of background information before participants engage in a variety of bat activities, games and art. You‘ll have an opportunity to build yourself a bat house to take home.
Approved for 6 hours continuing education.
Pre-registration required. To register, email Marilyn.Doran@agfc.ar.gov or call 870-449-3484.
Saturday
12
Bull Shoals White River State Park
9:00 AM
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Assemble 9am at Pavilion 2, above Bull Shoals Dam in Lakeside day-use section, Baxter County side across the dam from the visitor center. Bring lunch and drinks. A work day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9a – 2:00p. Jobs include painting signs, curbs, etc., mostly in the day use area. We also need people to clear out cut debris in the Wildflower Meadow. We will clear the hiking trails, both Big Bluff and Oakridge. Park personnel will see that all necessary tools/materials will be on site, ready to use.
Saturday
12
Little Rock Audubon Center
9:00 AM
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"Here‘s the info for the Audubon fall plant sale. The sale is Saturday, October 12 from 9am-2pm (or until plants run out). Admission is free!

We‘re also hosting a "Native Plant VIP Night" on Friday, October 11 from 5-7pm. For a $25 donations, folks can enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages and hors d‘oeuvres and shop early. Spots are limited and must be secured in advance. RSVP here: https://ar.audubon.org/2019nativeVIP "

Saturday
12
River Valley Horticulture
9:00 AM
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CAMN Booth @ River Valley Horticulture‘s Fall Festival. Volunteers will be needed to help man our booth at this event talking to the public about CAMN. Last year it was a really pleasant day and the food truck was yummy! More details will be sent out in an email. *Location: River Valley Horticulture @ 21701 Lawson Rd in Little Rock. Date: Saturday October 12. Shifts not determined yet but last year the event ran from 9AM to around 3PM. They are still planning this event and details aren‘t finalized yet.
Saturday
12
Meet at the Bell Slough parking lot.Leave I-40 at exit 135.Follow AR-89E. Take the first right onto
9:00 AM
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Work day will be primarily trail maintenance—weed eat and leaf blow paths, clean out a few culverts, check and clean out a few of the blinds, clean signs, etc.
Monday
14
Allsop Park Meet at the area adjacent to Pulaski Heights Baptist Church
9:00 AM
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The City of Little Rock is planning to replace a section of the wall along the “Promenade” next to Pulaski Heights Baptist Church.

Another project will build a paved path from the promenade and connect to a lower path that is already paved.

The Hillcrest Residents Association has received approval for a Love Your Block grant to install a pollinator garden next to this new trail.

One Item that has come up is the overgrowth of vegetation, primarily vines on the trees on the North, Park side of Kavanaugh.

CAMN will address this on Monday, October 14, 2019, 9:00 AM.

Our plan for this day is only to cut vines that are climbing up the trees.

This will kill the top of the vines that will drop leaves and open up the tree canopy as well as reducing wind load on the large trees. The trail construction contractor will be removing vegetation for the trail. After the trail is complete we will go back and assess the situation and remove some of the invasives via the new paved trail.

If you would like to help with the phase one, cutting of vines, come to the Promenade on October 14 at 9:00 A.M. The address of the adjacent Baptist Church is 2200 Kavanaugh, Little Rock, 72205.

Bring gloves, loppers, hand saws, water, bug spray, etc. There is some poison ivy but mostly on the trees.

Contact Reed or Rob for more details.
Tuesday
15
Little Pigeon Creek, Mountain Home, AR
1:00 PM
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This is a rocky creek that is close to the Baxter County dump which was closed due to leakage. It flows into beautiful Norfork Lake.

If coming from Mt. Home you can take Hwy 201 North to CR 25 (just before the Humane Society Thrift store) and turn L. Follow it to Cr 27 and turn R to the creek at the low water bridge. You will encounter lots of curves but blacktop. If coming from Hwy 5N go south to Walker Rd (directly before Roller Cemetery. Turn L and then turn R onto CR 27. Follow it to Little Pigeon Creek at the low water bridge.
Directions to Little Pigeon Creek from Yellville/Flippin /Cotter:
Drive east on Hwy 62/412. At Gassville, turn north (left) onto Hwy 126. Continue straight onto Hwy 5 north at Midway (the Midway School House Antiques). Approximately 1.3 miles past the intersection of Hwy 5 and Hwy 126 (Dollar Store) turn right onto County Road 13. Follow County Road 13 about 0.7 miles then turn left onto County Road 27. Follow County Road 27 about 2.3 miles to the creek. (You will cross County Road 25 and the road will turn to gravel about a mile before the creek.)
Contact: Stream Team Leader Daniel Foster call 870-402-0022. See you at the creek!

Please log your time as:
Activity: Stream Team - AGFC
Sponsor: AGFC
Wednesday
16
Ozark Folk Center State Park
9:00 AM
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NCAMN volunteers help cultivate the Ozark Folk Center State Park Heritage Herb Garden by transplanting, pruning, weeding, composting, watering and other tasks. They work under direct supervision of OFC master herbalist, Tina Marie Wilcox, in the Craft Village gardens spring, summer and fall and in the greenhouse in the winter and during inclement weather.

Volunteers work from 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Wednesdays and first Fridays of each month throughout the year. Wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably, and expect to get dirty. Tools needed include pruners, loppers, snips, weeders, trowels and others as indicated. Volunteers who live in Baxter, Marion, Boone and other counties may carpool from Mountain Home by meeting an hour before the work shift at the Baxter County Library at Highway 201 and 62 Bypass.

As volunteers work they learn about traditional uses of plants that they often see in the woods and along the streams where they pursue other activities. Occasionally, advanced training hours may be counted in addition to volunteer hours during a work morning.

Volunteers record their work hours as follows:

Activity—Garden Maintenance;
Sponsor—State Park: Ozark Folk Center
Thursday
17
Jack H. Wilson Treatment Plant
7:45 AM
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An exclusive opportunity to learn about the process of water from forest to faucet. Lunch, snacks and courtesy parking will be provided. You MUST RSVP as soon as possible (slots fill up) via email to communications@carkw.com
Approved for 8 hours continuing education.
Thursday
17
Gaston Wildflower Meadow - Bull Shoals White River State Park
8:00 AM
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Please join us to work at the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Bring your favorite gardening tools – trowel, weeder, clippers, shovel, rake, etc. A hat, gloves, kneeling pad, and basket for accumulated refuse will prove useful as well…..and don’t forget bug spray, sunscreen and water!

Watch for workday emails for changes in start time due to temperature conditions and additional tools needed for specific tasks.

For additional information, call Marilyn Fouts at 870-506-0068 or Paula Caprio at 214-212-8925.

Please remember to check the event calendar for cancellation due to weather.

Please record your volunteer time as: Activity – 207 – Planting/Restoration Sponsor – Bull Shoals/White River State Park
Thursday
17
University of Arkansas - Monticello in the Science Lab Center
9:00 AM
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The botanists at Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission in Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and Hendrix College in Conway have combined and coordinated their efforts to offer an outstanding educational opportunity on October 17-19. (see details below).

The purpose of these "Notes From Nature transcription events" is to motivate, mobilize and educate citizen scientists all over Arkansas to participate in an effort to digitize information contained on herbarium specimen labels that would otherwise be locked behind the herbarium cabinet doors for decades. Once you learn how to transcribe the data by attending any one of these events, you can volunteer to do transcriptions at your convenience from any computer any time! This is a great way to spend time earning volunteer hours during seasons that are not so conducive to working outdoors while providing sorely needed humanpower to free this essential data to solve urgent threats facing our native plants.

These events qualify for Continuing Education credits by Central Arkansas Master Naturalists.

There are four events scheduled for mid-October during the international WeDigBio transcription blitz at the following locations (and their facebook event pages):
1. Thursday, October 17 in Monticello at University of Arkansas - Monticello in the Science Lab Center from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Diana will lead the transcription activity, Richard Abbott leading tours of the teaching garden, and Eric Sundell leading tours of the herbarium
https://www.facebook.com/events/770441036703582/
Approved for 8 hours CE.
Thursday
17
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
10:00 AM
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Preschool Nature Education
Leader - Nancy Eddy
Topic - Squirrels
Thursday
17
Shiloh Museum General Store
6:00 PM
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TBD
Thursday
17
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
6:30 PM
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Drew A. Westerman, CFM
Hydrologist, GIS and Water-Use Specialist
U.S. Geological Survey

You must register if you want pizza. Bring your own beverage/
Friday
18
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The botanists at Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission in Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and Hendrix College in Conway have combined and coordinated their efforts to offer an outstanding educational opportunity on October 17-19. (see details below).

The purpose of these "Notes From Nature transcription events" is to motivate, mobilize and educate citizen scientists all over Arkansas to participate in an effort to digitize information contained on herbarium specimen labels that would otherwise be locked behind the herbarium cabinet doors for decades. Once you learn how to transcribe the data by attending any one of these events, you can volunteer to do transcriptions at your convenience from any computer any time! This is a great way to spend time earning volunteer hours during seasons that are not so conducive to working outdoors while providing sorely needed humanpower to free this essential data to solve urgent threats facing our native plants.

These events qualify for Continuing Education credits by Central Arkansas Master Naturalists.

There are four events scheduled for mid-October during the international WeDigBio transcription blitz at the following locations (and their facebook event pages):
2. Friday, October 18 in Conway at Hendrix College, DW Reynolds Hall from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Diana will lead transcription, Adam Schneider will have specimen mounting demonstrations in the herbarium
https://www.facebook.com/events/2517038961690744/
Approved for 8 hours CE
Friday
18
Arkansas State University Lab Sciences East Room
8:30 AM
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The botanists at Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission in Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and Hendrix College in Conway have combined and coordinated their efforts to offer an outstanding educational opportunity on October 17-19. (see details below). The purpose of these "Notes From Nature transcription events" is to motivate, mobilize and educate citizen scientists all over Arkansas to participate in an effort to digitize information contained on herbarium specimen labels that would otherwise be locked behind the herbarium cabinet doors for decades. Once you learn how to transcribe the data by attending any one of these events, you can volunteer to do transcriptions at your convenience from any computer any time! This is a great way to spend time earning volunteer hours during seasons that are not so conducive to working outdoors while providing sorely needed humanpower to free this essential data to solve urgent threats facing our native plants. These events qualify for Continuing Education credits by Central Arkansas Master Naturalists. There are four events scheduled for mid-October during the international WeDigBio transcription blitz at the following locations (and their facebook event pages): 3. Friday, October 18 in Jonesboro at Arkansas State University, Lab Sciences East room 203 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, Kari Harris and Travis Marsico will lead transcription activity and games https://www.facebook.com/events/1428977083918793/ Approved for 6.5 hours of CE.
Friday
18
Arkansas State University Lab Sciences East room 203
8:30 AM
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The botanists at Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission in Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and Hendrix College in Conway have combined and coordinated their efforts to offer an outstanding educational opportunity on October 17-19. (see details below).

The purpose of these "Notes From Nature transcription events" is to motivate, mobilize and educate citizen scientists all over Arkansas to participate in an effort to digitize information contained on herbarium specimen labels that would otherwise be locked behind the herbarium cabinet doors for decades. Once you learn how to transcribe the data by attending any one of these events, you can volunteer to do transcriptions at your convenience from any computer any time! This is a great way to spend time earning volunteer hours during seasons that are not so conducive to working outdoors while providing sorely needed humanpower to free this essential data to solve urgent threats facing our native plants.

These events qualify for Continuing Education credits by Central Arkansas Master Naturalists.

There are four events scheduled for mid-October during the international WeDigBio transcription blitz at the following locations (and their facebook event pages):
3. Friday, October 18 in Jonesboro at Arkansas State University, Lab Sciences East room 203 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, Kari Harris and Travis Marsico will lead transcription activity and games
https://www.facebook.com/events/1428977083918793/
Approved for 6.5 hours of CE.
Saturday
19
Bull Shoals White River State Park, campground pavilion near the river
8:00 AM
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volunteers needed for 5K/10K trail race at Bull Shoals White River State Park. Race begins 9AM, volunteers assemble 7:30. Please register but also RSVP Jake Anderson at NorforkAdventures@Gmail.com Stick around afterwards for the Lakeview Chili Cook-off.
Saturday
19
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11:00 AM
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Matthew needs 3 or 4 people to judge the dog Halloween Costume contest at Paws on Pinnacle. It is VERY fun! The actual contest itself only requires about an hour of your time. Usually at 1PM. Please contact Matthew if you would like to help or need more info. Matthew Friant, Park Interpreter, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, (501)367-0408 Office.

matthew.friant@arkansas.gov
Saturday
19
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission Arkansas Heritage Diamond Conference Room
1:00 PM
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The botanists at Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission in Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and Hendrix College in Conway have combined and coordinated their efforts to offer an outstanding educational opportunity on October 17-19. (see details below).

The purpose of these "Notes From Nature transcription events" is to motivate, mobilize and educate citizen scientists all over Arkansas to participate in an effort to digitize information contained on herbarium specimen labels that would otherwise be locked behind the herbarium cabinet doors for decades. Once you learn how to transcribe the data by attending any one of these events, you can volunteer to do transcriptions at your convenience from any computer any time! This is a great way to spend time earning volunteer hours during seasons that are not so conducive to working outdoors while providing sorely needed humanpower to free this essential data to solve urgent threats facing our native plants.

These events qualify for Continuing Education credits by Central Arkansas Master Naturalists.

There are four events scheduled for mid-October during the international WeDigBio transcription blitz at the following locations (and their facebook event pages):
4. Saturday, October 19 in Little Rock at the Division of Arkansas Heritage, 1100 North Street, Arkansas Heritage Diamond Conference Room from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (limited computers available - please bring a laptop if you have one available!)
https://www.facebook.com/events/920178818364189/
Approved for 3 hours CE.
Saturday
19
Arkansas Natural Heritage Arkansas Heritage Diamond Conference Room
1:00 PM
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The botanists at Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission in Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and Hendrix College in Conway have combined and coordinated their efforts to offer an outstanding educational opportunity on October 17-19. (see details below).

The purpose of these "Notes From Nature transcription events" is to motivate, mobilize and educate citizen scientists all over Arkansas to participate in an effort to digitize information contained on herbarium specimen labels that would otherwise be locked behind the herbarium cabinet doors for decades. Once you learn how to transcribe the data by attending any one of these events, you can volunteer to do transcriptions at your convenience from any computer any time! This is a great way to spend time earning volunteer hours during seasons that are not so conducive to working outdoors while providing sorely needed humanpower to free this essential data to solve urgent threats facing our native plants.

These events qualify for Continuing Education credits by Central Arkansas Master Naturalists.

There are four events scheduled for mid-October during the international WeDigBio transcription blitz at the following locations (and their facebook event pages):
4. Saturday, October 19 in Little Rock at the Division of Arkansas Heritage, 1100 North Street, Arkansas Heritage Diamond Conference Room from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (limited computers available - please bring a laptop if you have one available!)
https://www.facebook.com/events/920178818364189/
Approved for 3 hours CE.
Wednesday
23
St. Joseph's Center of Arkansas
8:00 AM
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Maintain pollinator, demonstration, and hunger relief gardens. Remove invasive plant species (privet, eastern cedar, honey locust) and return soil to productivity. Create natural habitat for birds, bees and butterflies. Maintain bee hives and care for chickens, goats, sheep, and cows, practice rotational grazing, and practice water conservation. Practice sustainable agriculture.
Thursday
24
Gaston Wildflower Meadow - Bull Shoals White River State Park
8:00 AM
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Please join us to work at the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Bring your favorite gardening tools – trowel, weeder, clippers, shovel, rake, etc. A hat, gloves, kneeling pad, and basket for accumulated refuse will prove useful as well…..and don’t forget bug spray, sunscreen and water!

Watch for workday emails for changes in start time due to temperature conditions and additional tools needed for specific tasks.

For additional information, call Marilyn Fouts at 870-506-0068 or Paula Caprio at 214-212-8925.

Please remember to check the event calendar for cancellation due to weather.

Please record your volunteer time as: Activity – 207 – Planting/Restoration Sponsor – Bull Shoals/White River State Park
Thursday
24
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location TBA
Thursday
24
location TBA
9:00 AM
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location TBA
Thursday
24
Ben Geren Regional Park - Golf Pro Shop
5:30 PM
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The chapter ofWestern Arkansas Master Naturalists will meet Thursday, October 24, at 5:30. The location is the Ben Geren Pro Shop. The agenda is a pot luck dinner and social hour, followed by the chapter meeting. All are welcome. Call 479-274-0471 or email askWAMN@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Friday
25
Little Rock Audubon Center
9:00 AM
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Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Our dedicated volunteers work to maintain the native plant gardens at the Little Rock Audubon Center every 4th Friday from 9am-12pm. It‘s a great time to learn more about native plant landscaping, help improve habitat for insects and birds, and spend time outside.

Bring your gloves and gardening tools, if you have them. We‘ll have extras, if needed. We‘d love to see you!
Saturday
26
Conway Public Library
10:00 AM
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From 10am until 11am we will have snacks and spend time meeting folks who want to know more about our organization. Since it is Bat Week 2019, the program will be about bats.
Saturday
26
SoMa District (downtown LR South Main festival area between 16th St and 12th St)
10:00 AM
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Arkansas Cornbread Festival - SoMa District (downtown LR South Main festival area between 16th St and 12th St)
Non-profit Vendor Booth
10:00-4:00

Work in shifts to promote CAMN and hand out wildflower seeds. Set up by 10:00 a.m.; break down at 4:00. Minimum of 6 volunteers needed 10-12, 12-2, 2-4. Register below on website if you can volunteer.



Tuesday
29
Cook's Berry Park
8:30 AM
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When: Tuesday, 8:30 AM
Where: Cook‘s Berry Park, 17721 U.S. 412-- Look, for the cabins, Springdale, AR 72764, USA
RSVP: kayla@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-750-8007
Details: Help remove trash along Highway 412 in Springdale, AR! Volunteer check in begins at 8:30 am in the parking lot of Cooks Berry Park on Hwy 412. Gloves and tools will be provided for volunteers.
Thursday
31
Gaston Wildflower Meadow - Bull Shoals White River State Park
8:00 AM
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Please join us to work at the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Bring your favorite gardening tools – trowel, weeder, clippers, shovel, rake, etc. A hat, gloves, kneeling pad, and basket for accumulated refuse will prove useful as well…..and don’t forget bug spray, sunscreen and water!

Watch for workday emails for changes in start time due to temperature conditions and additional tools needed for specific tasks.

For additional information, call Marilyn Fouts at 870-506-0068 or Paula Caprio at 214-212-8925.

Please remember to check the event calendar for cancellation due to weather.

Please record your volunteer time as: Activity – 207 – Planting/Restoration Sponsor – Bull Shoals/White River State Park