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December, 2022

Thursday
8
Quapaw Quarter Methodist Church
6:00 PM
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Bring your favorite Pot Luck dish to share!
Friday
9
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Norfork Trail, section 3 of 5, annual trail maintenance. The segment is 3 miles between Sycamore Highlands to George's Cove. 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. Most will assemble at Sycamore Highlands trailhead, aka “Devils Backbone”, located near Lake Norfork. From Mountain Home Bypass, drive 4.6 miles south on state highway 5, then turn left on highway 342. Highway 342 is known as Sycamore Springs Road. Drive 2.5 miles (stay right at fork), and turn right on Lake Heights Drive into the Sycamore Highlands subdivision. Follow Lake Heights Drive 0.7 mile straight through the subdivision, past dead end sign and the last house in the subdivision. Trailhead parking is just beyond the tree line. The trail will fork north and south 100 yards down the trail. GPS N36 16'55", W92 15'38".

Possibly, we may send a few volunteers to the next trailhead, depending on group size and turnout. Georges Cove trailhead is approx. 2 miles away by car, farther out on highway 342. Georges Cove trailhead is located near Lake Norfork. From Mountain Home Bypass, drive 4.6 miles south on Highway 5. Turn left on AR 342 (Sycamore Springs Road) and drive 3.2 miles. Turn right at Georges Cove boat launch sign and drive ¼ mile.

For more information, call Roy Stovall 87o/736-o5o5.
Friday
9
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Where? Robert Fuhler’s House – 29 Ridgeview Drive, Conway (correctly located on Google Earth).

Larry Price has been leading forays for various Habitat Restoration projects since the Spring. Over forty species have been collected, most of which have already been processed. The target species during this party will require container shaking and screening (which is noisy and oddly therapeutic); this will be the final seed processing party. Participants will be instructed on the details on these processing techniques.

Activities will be both indoors and out; rain should not present a problem; there will also be a tea break that will involve the eating of snacks and, well, the sipping of tea.

As an added bonus, if anyone would like to stick around after the final processing, I am planning on having a bonfire and cooking weenies to celebrate our successful seed cleaning extravaganza! There will be quaffing materials on hand as well.

Anyway, please mark your calendars and make plans to attend! Registration is recommended.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email or at 501.733.4019.
Saturday
10
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Reed will be hosting a Fourche Creek trash-boom cleanout
Bring your own water craft (canoe, kayak, jon boat).
Bring your own drinking water and snacks, if needed.

Record your hours as litter pick up and the sponsor is Stream Team!
Bring your own litter grabbers and Stream Team mesh bags if you have them..
Large 45 gallon trash bags will be provided.

For you landlubbers, there will be plenty of litter to pick up along the shoreline, up on
top of the bank in the riparian if you don‘t want to get on the water. We can shuttle you
across to the north side to work that, too. Lots of blackberries, greenbrier, etc. Wear thick,
protective clothing and tall boots. When ticks and mosquitoes are out, you‘ll want to have repellent along.
Saturday
10
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Join Karen Willard, field botanist and former herbarium manager at the University of Arkansas, to learn about the Carex genus of sedges.

ANPS will only be sending the Zoom links for these webinars to those who request them, so if you would like to sign up to be added to the ANSP Webinar Email List you will need to send an email to ANPS.Programs@gmail.com and request that you be added to the list.

Approved for 1 hour CE, sponsor ANPS