Carroll County Kings River Cleanup Big Success!
On Saturday June 4th, 60 volunteers braved morning showers to participate in the 11th annual Kings River Carroll County cleanup sponored by the Kings River Watershed Partnership. It turned out to be the best one yet. The group hauled 116 more tires out of the river, bringing the 11 year total up to 1038! They also removed two pickup loads of rubbish, a pickup load of metal, another refrigerator, a chemical toilet and a 55 gallon drum of tar.
Thanks to private landowners who allowed access to the river on their property. Also thanks to Carroll County Solid Waste Authority, Boy Scout Troop 67 from Eureka Springs, and the generous local businesses who sponsored the event and donated door prizes.
This was the twenty-second overall river cleanup held by the Kings River Watershed Partnership.
Barbara will be exploring the beautiful scenery along the Kings River in her very own 9.5' Perception Kayak, courtesy of Packrat Outdoor Center of Fayetteville, which has generously donated this watercraft for the winner of this year's raffle.
Raffle ticket purchases help to support the educational and scientific work of the Kings River Watershed Partnership. Ozark Mountain Trading Company in Rogers also donated a $100 gift certificate this year!
KRWP On The 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.
Earth Day Kings River Cleanup
The Kings River Watershed Partnership Madison County river cleanup on April 16th was a great success. Special thanks to the sixteen paddlers participating and a member of the partnership who allowed access to the river.
Also a big thanks to Kings River Outfitters for their help with shuttles and to the Madison County Recycling Center.
Two groups recovered a total of 81 tires, 500 pounds of metal, and a large pickup load of trash.
This was the twenty-first river cleanup held by the Kings River Watershed Partnership.