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June 2017 Kings River Cleanup-Carroll County


June 2017 Kings River Cleanup Volunteer Crew


On June 3rd the Kings River Watershed Partnership completed it's 24th river clean-up. A crew of 46 paddlers joined together to work sections of the Kings River from Rockhouse at the Carroll/Madison County line to the Romp Hole near the Missouri line. A total of 38 miles of river were cleaned!


This year there were 110 tires dragged from the river. Also recovered from the river were two large pick-up truck loads of garbage and 400 pounds. Some of the items that were recovered included paint cans, garbage cans, 2 BBQ pits, a half of a canoe and wagon wheel hoop. More pieces of mini-van than was left on the gravel bar when the river flooded a few years back came out and I guess we'll be digging parts of that out for years to come.


It takes a large effort from our whole community to get this work done. Be sure to thank our sponsor for their part. Also thank you to all of the paddlers, shuttle driver, kitchen crew, band members and property owners for your help.



Raymond Lancaster-Tire MasterMadison County Recycling Center and Carroll County Solid Waste Authority.


From our friends on the Kings River: Kings River Outfitters, Kings River Rapids LLC, Good Times Pizza Co. Geraldi's Restaurant, Pizza Hut of Berryville, KFC of Berryville, The Mason Jar Restaurant, The Horseshoe Grille, Las Playitas Mexican Restaurant, Clay Maxey Ford, Tyson Foods Inc. and CH2M Hill.


From the big cities: Arkansas Game and Fish, Pack Rat Outdoor Center, Ozark Mountain Trading Co., Uncle Sam's Safari Outfitter's, and Arkansas Outdoor Outfitters.


From our friends on the Buffalo River: Lost Valley Canoe and Lodging, Buffalo Outdoor Center, Buffalo River Canoes, Ozark Cafe, L&J Liquor Gilbert Store, Silver Hill Float Service, Will Bill's Outfitters and Crocket's General Store.


From our friends on the Mulberry River: Byrd's Adventure Center and the Turner Bend Store.


From our friends on the Illinois River: Peyton's Place.


Winners of kayak drawing 2017



Earth Day River Cleanup-Madison County


Kings River Watershed Partnership had a successful Madison County clean-up in spite of cold rain and high river levels. Nine volunteers hit the land and participated in a trail clean-up at the Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area, County Road 3795 and a roadside illegal dump site along Hwy 21. The group recovered 7 tires, 2 mattresses and several bags of trash.


Scene from 2016 KRWP Kings River cleanup


The Kings River Watershed Partnership is a non-profit, voluntary group of citizen stakeholders dedicated to preserving the water quality and beauty of the Kings River. This was our 23rd overall river cleanup!




Announcement of new publication: Landowner's Guide to Streamside Living 2016



KRWP On The Radio


Lin Welford interviewed by Jaqueline Froelich on KUAF radio.

KRWP board member Lin Wellford was interviewed by Jaqueline Froelich on the "Ozarks At Large" program on radio station KUAF, 91.3 national public radio at U of A - Fayetteville. The interview covered KRWP's role as the first watershed group founded in the Arkansas Ozarks and it's 15-year history of work to educate, clean, and protect the remarkable resource we call the Kings River.


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1916-Moreland Swimming Hole - Grandview Summer days gone by at the Moreland swimming hole near Grandview-1916.



1916-Moreland Swimming Hole - Grandview   Hudson Bluffs in more recent times. Ray Warren at KRWP River Cleanup-2009


Safety First! at 2009 river cleanup.


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The Kings River Watershed Partnership, located in Northwest Arkansas, is a non profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 2001. It is a cooperative effort founded by local people and organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes; more specifically to protect the health, purity, and economic viability of the Kings River watershed, now and for future generations.


The membership of KRWP includes local citizens, from all walks of life, who are interested in protecting the Kings River Watershed. View Large Map (715 Kb)


Diversity of features in the watershed is a characteristic of the region and is reflected in the range of interests of the membership. Among the members there are property owners, small business owners, fisherman, poultry growers, recreational enthusiasts, farmers, cattlemen, conservationists, educators, retirees, and families that picnic, float, swim, and fish in the river and its tributaries.