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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.

Cove Creek Natural Area Volunteer Workday


Volunteers are needed to reduce invasive plant species and clean up the trail. Meet at the parking area at 9 a.m. Participants should wear sturdy boots and clothing that will protect them from scratches. Bring a sack lunch. We will provide drinking water, work equipment and insect repellent. For more information, contact Toby Von Rembow at or call 501-683-4084. Read more about Cove Creek Natural Area here.

AEEA Expo "Natural Education Partnerships"


The Arkansas Environmental Education Association (AEEA) coordinates an expo every other summer in order to bring together educators, both formal and informal, who share a passion for environmental education. This year's expo, "Natural Education Partnerships", will be at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, 1537 University Blvd, Morrilton, AR. The keynote speaker is Susan Testroet-Bergeron, Communications and Outreach coordinator for the US Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA. Jane Jones-Schulz, ANHC Education and Information Coordinator, will present "Patterns in the Tallgrass Prairie" on July 30. Call 501-773-1107 or email for more information.

Summer Reading Program -- Bats at the Library


Join ANHC staff at the Sue Cowan Williams Library, 1800 Chester St., Little Rock, at 10:30 am for a summer reading program based on Brian Lies "Bats at the Library". This program is best suited for 9 to 12-year-olds

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission Public Hearing



The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, will consider at its next regularly scheduled meeting the proposed removal of 11.16 acres of dedicated property at the Moro Big Pine Natural Area WMA in Calhoun County pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §15-20-314.  This proposed removal from dedication is for the purposes of widening Highway 167 in accordance with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Job Number 070283.  Information regarding this project can be obtained by contacting Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, 323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 or by calling 501-324-9619, or by emailing 

There will be a public hearing on Tuesday August 5, 2014 at 9:00 am at the Tower Building 1st floor Conference Room, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.

All interested parties wishing to be heard must submit written comments to the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission before 4:30 p.m. July 29, 2014. 

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission meeting


Members and staff of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. (tentative) at the ANHC headquarters, Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR in the first floor conference room. 

Conway EcoFest


The Sixth Annual Conway EcoFest, from 10 am. to 3 p.m. at Laurel Park in Conway, focuses on fun, balanced, interactive environmental education for all ages. Exhibitors address topics such as health, agriculture, transportation, natural resources, energy, recycling, Eco-Smart homes and businesses, and the ways in which they are all connected. For more information visit .

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