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FSIS Raymond James office, 1216 Highway 62E, across from Pizza Hut
Saturday morning “first Saturday” trail maintenance gathering, lunch provided. Volunteers meet in Mtn Home then proceed to David’s Trail at the lake, and perform 2-3 hours of trail maintenance. Invite your friends, and forward this email invitation.
OKT Endowment (formerly David’s Trail Foundation) is constructing & completing the 85-mile hiking trail at Norfork Lake from Norfork Dam to Dawt Mill. The 85 mile continuous trail is now half finished, and may be completed in 2-3 years. The trail is part of the 370-mile Ozark Highlands Trail, with local names David’s Trail, Ozarks Keystone Trail, and Norfork Trail … along the Norfork Lake shore. The Endowment hosts this event to meet individuals & groups interested in adopting one or two miles of the trail to keep clear for public enjoyment.
Volunteers will rendezvous between 8 to 8:30 AM at the FSIS Raymond James office, 1216 Highway 62E, across from Pizza Hut … take borrowed tools to trail sections at Norfork Lake, then return tools to FSIS afterward. You may bring your own tools.
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. Please make sure to verify start time by checking the workday email as time may vary depending on temperature. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Norfork Trail, Quarry Park by the dam. Clear 2.7 mile section-1. Moderate challenge, mostly level but stony tread.
Claim hours Corps of Engineers.
Lake Catherine State Park
Thursday, December 7
Lake Catherine State Park
9:30 to 1:30 ish
Walk & Talk #1: “The Waiting Room” Walk & Talk at Slunger Creek Nature Trail
Distance 0.6 miles
Easy with little elevation change
We will meet at the Slunger Creek Trailhead between 9:15 and 9:30. “The Waiting Room” Walk & Talk will start promptly at 9:30. The trail is an easy walk of only 0.6 miles with no significant elevation change along a concrete pathway.
Walk & Talk #2: “The Waiting Room” Walk & Talk at Falls Branch Trail
We will drive the short distance to the Falls Branch Trailhead for Walk & Talk #2. It is a moderately difficult walk of about 2 miles. The first half of the trail has a small elevation change. The trail pathway is relatively smooth with a few rocky patches. The Falls Creek Falls is about halfway and should be very beautiful this time of year. We will pause at the Falls for lunch and some “Wait” time with nature.
There is a moderate elevation change on the second half of the walk as we transition from the streamside to the ridge. Randy Rowland will lead us as we switch to the Horseshoe Mountain Trail. The change in ecosystems will be evident especially when we reach the Novaculite Glade!
Note: Those not wanting to make the climb up the ridge can return to the Trailhead from the Falls Creek Falls.
What to Bring: Bring water, a light lunch/snack and a friend.
Directions: Directions to Lake Catherine State Park vary greatly depending on where you live. So, the best direction is to ask Google Maps and let the lady that lives in your phone tell you how to get there.
Slunger Creek Trailhead will be on your left shortly after entering the park.
Car Pool Info: For those that would like to carpool, Randy Rowland will meet you at Hood Plaza, corner of Carpenter Dam and Shady Grove Road Rds. Between 8:45 and 9:00. The group will leave Hood Plaza at 9:00 sharp.
Bring your own watercraft if you can.
Plan is to release the upstream boom and grab the trash as it slowly moves downstream.
Need as many folks on the water with litter grabbers to snag the trash as it floats downstream.
Record time as Sream Team, sponsor AGFC
2nd Saturday of every month trash boom and landscape trash extraction at Benny Craig Park, Little Rock, Gum Springs Road (34.7008091,-92.3298191).
Bring your own watercraft (canoe/kayak), if you have one.
Larry Price in Russellville. 2nd Driveway. parking by the barn. see event info for additional detail
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 12:30 – 4pm - PLEASE REGISTER (Weather permitting)
Russellville Larry Price’s House: 35.278763,-93.063873 (copy and paste coordinates into Google Earth)
2nd Driveway, Parking by Barn
Type of Project: AGFC Acres for Wildlife Deployment of native seeds on Larry Price’s acreage.
NiTs are WELCOME and ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!!!! (Pizza and snacks provided)
Larry has some extra native plants that need good homes.
AGFC provided some seed and Larry has been harvesting a variety of seeds for this project since May.
Some seed will be deployed mechanically, but much of it needs to be sown by hand. (FAMN collects seeds from Larry’s acres for multiple projects – the Bluffton planting in January is one)
From Conway, take I-40 West to Exit 84 and turn right on Bradley Cove Road (you will pass a large Flying J truck-stop on the right), approximately 1.5 miles, turn right on Old Cove Road and travel 0.3 miles and Larry’s place will be on the left. Larry has 2 entries. We will be using the 2nd entry. -The Pollinator Habitat sign marks the first entry. The 2nd entry is about 300ft farther, marked with an AGFC sign, FAMN sign and small flags.
What to Bring/Wear:
* Appropriate Clothing for weather with hiking/walking shoes
* if you have one - a bucket to carry with seed/sand mixture while sowing/throwing seeds
Carpool/caravan is available. Meet at Robert‘s house no later than 11:30. Please contact Robert the previous evening to coordinate.
Questions: Email Larry at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call or Text: Robert Fuhler at 501.733.4019
Event Contact(s):Robert Fuhler
Category: Volunteer - Habitat Restoration sponsor is AGFC/ FAMN
Registration is recommended
Clear Norfork Trail section 2.6 miles, 2 Sycamore Highlands to Briarcliff. Moderate challenge, rolling terrain & stony tread. Claim hours Corps of Engineers.
Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church
End of year celebration and recognitions.
Pot Luck - Bring a dish to share
First United Methodist Church
Pot luck, ice machine, kitchen available
Set-up starting at 9:00am Clean up starting at 1:30pm
Rob & Lauri would like to invite you to their place for an afternoon of visiting (hanging out) and a Potluck. Bring lawn chairs, favorite dish / dessert, and a drink of your choice. AND dress to be outside enjoying the view of Clear Creek.
Address: 2598 Joe Holt Road
Turn off 62/412 at Harmon, about 15 miles west of Yellville
More details call Rob - (870) 656-6399