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Cave Springs 4-H Club Clean Up

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 15, 2010

In September, members of the Cave Springs 4-H Club included Cave Springs Cave Natural Area in a community service clean-up project to prepare the town for the Cave Springs Centennial celebration. Earlier this year, the club contacted Doug Fletcher, ANHC’s chief of stewardship, for volunteer opportunities at the natural area. Club members picked up trash along the roadway and removed mildew from the natural area entrance sign, which is located at the base of a walking a trail behind the post office in Cave Springs.
Pat Dexter, co-leader for the Club said, “Some of our members have environmental stewardship as their main 4-H project. These are great activities for them and our Club welcomes opportunities to help preserve the natural beauty around Cave Springs.”

Left: Jordan (l) and Taylor (c) Lindley with parent volunteer Penny Mertes (r). Right: Kirby Romines cleaning sign.

One of several 4-H Clubs in Benton County, the Cave Springs 4-H Club has 12 members ranging in age from 7 to 17 years. Community service is a centerpiece of the Club’s activities, and the Club does a number of other community service projects in the area, including maintaining the flower garden beside City Hall and assisting the local veteran group by placing flags on graves for Memorial Day.

Back row from left: Lauren Dexter, Lane Wallis, Kirby and Jessica Romines, Erin Mertes. Front row from left: Jordan Lindley, Ellen Mertes, Taylor Lindley.

Cave Springs is located between Bentonville and Fayetteville in NW Arkansas. For more information on 4-H you may visit the Arkansas statewide 4-H website, If you are interested in joining a 4-H Club in Benton County please contact the Benton County Extension Office at 479-271-1060.

Lauren Dexter, Reporter, Cave Springs 4-H Club

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