Monthly Archives: July 2015

Midtown Music Showcase Benefits the Land Trust – September 13th, 2015

Join Us for Ozark Natural Foods Annual “Midtown Music Showcase” – proceeds will benefit the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust

Join us for music, games, food and fun; Sunday, Sept. 13th, 2-5pm, at the Evelyn Hills shopping center in Fayetteville, AR.  The event is family-friendly, free and open to the public.

Live music will be provided by local bands Cutty Rye and Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion.MMSBanner

The mission of the Midtown Music Showcase is to help revitalize Fayetteville’s Midtown area through bringing together local artists and businesses to generate funding for a higher purpose.  This year proceeds will be going toward the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust.  See you there!!

Thank you to Ozark Natural Foods for their support!  To learn more, visit www.onf.coop.

10th Annual Beaver Lake Secchi Day – August 15, 2015

Come Visit Our Booth at Prairie Creek Recreation Area – August 15th, 9am-1pm

Beaver Water District held its first “Secchi Day on Beaver Lake” in 2006.

The Northwest 2015 SecchiDay FlyerArkansas Land Trust Board of Directors volunteers every year.  Using board member Micki Harrington’s boat, they and other boats of volunteers depart from various points around the lake, taking water quality readings from designated locations and reporting the information back to KNWA meteorologist Dan Skoff at Prairie Creek Recreation Area.

What is a “secchi disk”?  Secchi disks are black and white disks used to measure clarity or turbidity of the lake.  They are lowered into the lake until the black and white areas can no longer be distinguished.  The depth is recorded along the measured cord.

This event not only provides useful water quality data to Beaver Water District (provider of drinking water to over 450,000 people in NWA) but provides family fun and learning opportunities for all. Enjoy a free lunch, ice cream, cookies and activities for kidsVisit the mobile aquarium, test drive a kayak, participate in a scavenger hunt to win door prizes, use a microscope, and more.

“This is our 10th year,” said Amy Wilson, Director of Public Affairs for Beaver Water District. “We’ve worked hard to develop a core group of lake volunteers who are collecting samples while also welcoming the general public to our event that focuses on the importance of Beaver Lake to the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. We care about this water. It’s the drinking water for one in seven Arkansans.”

It’s easy to find – just plug the address 9300 N. Park Road, Rogers, AR into your GPS.  You’ll travel a few miles east of Rogers off of Highway 12.  Prairie Creek Recreation Area includes swimming and picnic area, restrooms and pavilions.

For  more information, visit www.bwdh2o.org.