Monthly Archives: April 2018

Kessler Mountain Invasive Plant Removal – May 9, 5:00 p.m.

Help us improve habitat on Kessler Mountain!

Invasive bush honeysuckle has taken over in some areas of the mountain, especially at the base of the bluffs along the newly-developed trail. Clearing the bush honeysuckle will give native plants a chance to re-establish while also enhancing the scenic views along the trail. This community event benefits wildlife and recreation on Fayetteville’s largest public natural area! Tools and training will be provided. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Contact Sim Barrow to register.

When: Wednesday, May 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: Meet at the Kessler Mountain Regional Park, 2600 W. Judge Cummings Road, Fayetteville, AR

Wilson Springs Herp Hike – May 4, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore Wilson Springs Preserve and its cold-blooded inhabitants at this year’s Herp Hike! “Herp” is short for Herpetology, which is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Dr. J.D. Willson, Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, will be leading this hike through Wilson Springs to hunt for frogs, salamanders, snakes, and turtles.

Wilson Springs Preserve is Fayetteville’s largest wet-prairie remnant, and provides important habitat for frogs like the cajun chorus frog and snakes like the Graham’s crayfish snake, which is a species of greatest conservation need. This family-friendly hike is a great opportunity to explore the property in search of these and other fascinating creatures.

This program is suitable for all ages. Registration is required. Register Here

Meet at Vold Vision (2783 Shiloh Drive Fayetteville, AR 72701) at 6:30 p.m. Headlamp or flashlight is required. Mud boots are highly recommended, as we will be wading through water at times.

Kessler Mountain Invasive Plant Removal – April 24, 10:00 a.m.

Help us improve habitat on Kessler Mountain!

Invasive bush honeysuckle has taken over in some areas of the mountain, especially at the base of the bluffs along the newly-developed Terrapin Station trail. Clearing the bush honeysuckle will give native plants a chance to reestablish while also enhancing the scenic views along the trail. This workday is a great opportunity to help steward Fayetteville’s largest public natural area! Tools and training will be provided. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Contact Sim Barrow to register.

When: Tuesday, April 24 10:00 am -1:00 pm

Where: Meet at the Kessler Mountain Regional Park, 2600 W. Judge Cummings Road, Fayetteville, AR

Thanks to Fayetteville Parks and Recreation for partnering with us to steward habitat and trails on Kessler Mountain!

Town Branch Volunteer Workday – April 17, 10 a.m.

Help us keep our urban waterways clean!

Join us on Tuesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., for a litter removal workday at Town Branch Preserve, located along Town Branch Trail in Fayetteville. Removing trash from the property is a great way to improve habitat and benefit water quality. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Bring a sack lunch. Click here or contact Sim Barrow to register. We will meet at Cascade Drive in Spectrum Apartments. Please park in visitor spaces only!

Town Branch Preserve protects a stretch of urban creek that provides a scenic backdrop for the paved multi-use trail while offering habitat for wildlife in an urban setting. As part of the Beaver Lake Watershed, it also protects water quality for the drinking water source for our region.

Thanks to Fayetteville Parks & Rec and Beaver Watershed Alliance for partnering on this workday!

Farmland Connections Workshop – April 24, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion about farmland conservation in Northwest Arkansas

Farmland is one of our most valuable resources, but many farmers face significant hurdles when it comes to finding available farmland. The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, Arkansas Young Farmers Coalition and National Center for Appropriate Technology are partnering to address farmland access and tenure throughout the region. Please join us for this free event featuring short presentations about how conservation easements and other tools can be used to help promote farmland access, while hearing directly from farmers about the current state of farmland access in Northwest Arkansas. Food and refreshments will be provided. For more information and to register, visit https://farmland.eventbrite.com

This workshop is hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, Arkansas Young Farmers Coalition, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology

Thanks to Whole Foods Market for providing refreshments!