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Volunteers Pitch In at Slippery Hollow Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

Staff and volunteers recently conducted a dumpsite cleanup event at Slippery Hollow Natural Area (NA) in Marion County. Volunteers from the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (NCAMN) chapter participated in the event.

Volunteers removed garbage that had been dumped in a ravine on the property, including tires, old car parts, and other debris. It is estimated that approximately 1,000 pounds of garbage were removed from the site.

Slippery Hollow NA provides critical habitat for the federally listed endangered Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), federally listed endangered gray bat (Myotis grisescens), and the federally listed threatened northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). The natural area also supports rare plant communities and provides public recreation opportunities, including hunting and hiking.

Special thanks to the NCAMN and friends, including Eden Adams, Edie Hampton, Jim Hampton, Lora Shockley, Mark Shockley, and Karen Woods. Another trash removal day is planned for a different site on the natural area in the fall of 2019. Watch our calendar of events and Facebook page for more details.








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