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Upcoming Events: Environmental Workshops & More

ANHC's staff is active in the Arkansas conservation community. As part of our mission to increase the ecoliteracy of Arkansans, we participate in a variety of events, programs, and professional meetings. Our state-wide outreach programming includes workshops, hands-on presentations and field trips for students, teachers, scout groups, libraries, and conservation organizations. Our Calendar of Events features educational presentations such as teacher workshops, commission meetings, environmental education programs, conferences, and special events from ANHC and our partners.

Arkansas Earth Day Festival


The Arkansas Earth Day Foundation is sponsoring an Arkansas Earth Day Festival from 11 am to 5 pm at the Heifer Grounds, 1 World Ave., Little Rock. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit their website.

Fourche Creek Clean Up


Friends of Fourche Creek are celebrating Earth Day 2014 by cleaning up one of Little Rock's important waterways, Fourche Creek, starting at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Jonathan Young at 501-244-2229 or email . The closest address to the clean up site is: 5207 Scott Hamilton Dr., Little Rock 72209. GPS coordinates are 34.701, -92.318. 

Arkansas Native Plant Society Spring Meeting


The Arkansas Native Plant Society spring meeting will be held May 2-4 at the Quality Inn in Harrison. For more information, visit the ANPS website.

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission meeting


Members and staff of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9 a.m. at DeGray Lake Resort, State Park, Lodge & Convention Center, Ouachita Room, 2207 State Park Entrance Rd., Bismark, AR.

Wildlife Habitat Restoration on Private Lands Conf.


The biennial Wildlife Habitat Restoration on Private Lands Conference addresses the needs of professionals who work with private landowners in Arkansas and surrounding states to improve wildlife habitat. The conference, held at Harding University in Searcy, highlights partnership opportunities, new and innovative habitat restoration practices, and state/regional/national policies and initiatives. For more information about the conference or to register, contact Debbie Moreland, Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, at 501-682-2915 or email or visit the conference website.

Cossatot River Spring Festival


Exhibits, wildlife stations, and programs for all ages to explore at the Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Visitor Center, 1980 Hwy. 278 West, Wickes, AR 71973  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, however there will be a $5 parking fee. For more information, call 870-385-2201 or email

Endangered Species Day Observance


Each spring, Endangered Species Day provides opportunities to celebrate our heritage of fish, wildlife, and plants and the ecosystems on which they depend. 
The Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will observe Endangered Species Day by recognizing the importance of endangered and threatened species and focusing attention on what we can do to save them. For more information, visit the Arkansas Field Office's Endangered Species Day website

Crossett Forestry Field Day


Foresters and landowners are invited to the Crossett Forestry Field Day, May 16 and 17 at the Crossett Experimental Forest, 4472 Highway 133 South, Crossett, AR. The workshop will focus on the multiple goods and services offered by naturally regenerated, southern pine-dominated forests. Bill Holimon, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission's chief of Research & Inventory, will present "Management of Open Pine Woodland and Timber Production". For more information or to register, visit the program's website.

Youth Program Crossett Forestry Field Day


The Youth Program of the Crossett Forestry Field Day, for youth ages 14 and up, will provide a hands-on workshop about the how and why of forest ecosystem science from 9 a.m to noon at the Crossett Experimental Forest Headquarters, 4472 Highway 133 South, Crossett, AR.  Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the Youth Program website or contact Dr. Don Bragg, US Forest Service, by phone at 870-367-3465 or email or Dr. Matt Pelkki, University of Arkansas-Monticello, by phone at 870-460-1949 or email .

ANHC Volunteer Workday -- Warren Prairie


Warren Prairie Natural Area, located in the Coastal Plain, consists of a mosaic of salt slicks, saline barrens, Delta post oak flatwoods, mound woodlands, pine flatwoods and woodlands, and bottomland hardwood forest communities. ANHC is organizing a volunteer workday at Warren Prairie. If you'd like to volunteer, please download, print, and fill out the Volunteer Information Form and the Volunteer Release Form. Please return them via mail, fax, or email to: Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Attention Toby Von Rembow, 323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock, AR 72201, fax: 501-324-9618, email: . For more information, contact Toby Von Rembow (contact information above).

Call of the Wild 2014 ONSC


The Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) is hosting its Call of the Wild 2014 gala from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the 21c Hotel, 200 Northeast A St., Bentonville. Kids and adults can learn valuable lessons on environmental education by participating in family fun activities. All net proceeds go to support scholarships for students at ONSC programs. For more information visit the Gala's website

Annual Cossatot River Cleanup


Come enjoy the beautiful, scenic Cossatot River and spend the day helping staff pick up trash along the river, access points, and roads. Meet at the Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area Visitor Center, 1980 Hwy. 278 West, Wickes, AR 71973 at 10 am. and plan to stay until 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Bring 3 quarts of water and wear sturdy hiking shoes (no flip-flops or sandals). For more information, call 870-385-2201 or email 

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