...to protect the health, purity, and economic viability of the

Kings River watershed, now and for future generations.

2021 Cleanup Report

 

On September 25th six members of the Kings Armanda joined forces with the folks at Ozarks Water Watch to take part in the annual Table Rock Lake shoreline cleanup. The weather was beautiful as fall colors were just starting to show.

 

I am pleased to say the three miles we covered from Kings River Camping and Rentals to the Ark/Mo stateline were in good shape when we started that day. Our team recovered six medium bags of trash and two tires, an easy day at work. Ozarks Water Watch has held shoreline cleanups for over 20 years and their hard work shows

 

We hope to be part of the shoreline cleanup again next year so keep watching us right here to see our 2022 river cleanup schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kings River Watershed Partnership's Carroll County river cleanup was another success.

 

Recent rains had the Kings River high and fast, good for a float but hard for cleanup. We focused our efforts on Osage Creek. The Osage runs down faster and it is hard to plan a workday.

 

Thanks to 45 participants and 8 private landowners we were able to recover 53 tires, 700 lbs. of metal and 1700 lbs. of trash. Six teams covered 25 miles of Osage Creek and 10 miles of Kings River.

 

This spring two groups of campers lost their gear when the Osage rose during the night sweeping away tents, sleeping bags, clothing and cooking and cleaning gear. Also recovered from the creek was a riding mower, parts of a satellite dish and a half bucket of hydraulic fluid.

 

Thanks to Eureka Springs Boy Scout Troop 67 and the Yakety-Yak Kayak Girls for joining forces with the Kings Armada.

 

Thanks to the folks at Tyson Foods Berryville for their donation to cover disposal fees.

 

A big thank you to all of our sponsors:

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Ozark Mountain Trading Co.

Pack Rat Outdoor Center

Turner Bend Store

Byrd's Outdoor Adventure Center

Lost Valley Canoes and Lodging

Buffalo Outdoor Center

Rio Buffalo Outfitters

Buffalo River Canoes

Sundown Liquors

Kings River Outfitters

Trigger Gap Outfitters

Grandview Rapid LLC

Hunnicutt Tree Service

Fanning Tree Service

Pizza Hut of Berryville

Jacobs Engineering of Fayetteville

Tyson Foods Inc.

Carroll County Solid Waste Dist.

 

We hope you can join us as we participate in the Table Rock Lake cleanup Sept 25, being put on by the folks at Ozarks Water. Details are still to be worked out. We will be on the Kings River arm of the lake. Keep watching our website and Facebook for more.

 

Congratulations go out to ours winners; Carol Brown is the winner of the kayak and Cari Clark won the one and only hand made Kings River Watershed Partnership quilt. Thank you to Ozark Mountain Trading Co. and all of our sponsors and to everyone who supported our cleanup.

Cleaning Mill Creek

 

Kings River Watershed Partnership board members and friends recently undertook a clean up of Mill Creek, a small urban waterway that drains a major part of the city of Berryville and eventually flows into the Kings River. With the city restoring the original Town Spring behind the old Williams Gas Station building, the group decided it would be a good time to remove accumulated trash and debris. They started at the spring and worked their way down along the Community Center skate park. KRWP received a grant 10 years ago to re-engineer Mill Creek, which was heavily eroded and unsightly at the time. A series of stone weirs and drop pools helped to tame storm flows, and plantings of native trees and shrubs helped to protect the bank and naturalize the site. Local business man, Jimmy Jones. donated equipment, materials and labor that helped the project come together. Pictured are some of the participants along with their collected debris.

To learn more about future cleanups, contact

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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.

 

Left: KRWP Member Lin Wellford. Photo by: J. Froelich KUAF

P.O. Box 961 | Berryville, AR 72616 | Phone: 870-480-8897 | Email: KRWP@kingsriverwatershed.org

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Last Update September 21, 2017