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Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

One winning family to be chosen for excursion; entries accepted at www.aetn.org/engage

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Fans of the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) “Exploring Arkansas,” with host Chuck Dovish, now have the opportunity to win a family outing with Dovish that will be filmed for possible future use in the series.

A winning family (up to six family members) will be chosen at random to spend a day with Dovish as he tapes a family-friendly episode of “Exploring Arkansas.” Dovish will aim to introduce the family to some of his favorite places and activities suitable for all ages, in turn allowing them to explore Arkansas with him.

Contest winners will be treated to a hike or similar activity at a location of Dovish’s choosing on a weekend. The outing will be filmed by an AETN production crew and segments may be used for an upcoming episode of “Exploring Arkansas.”

Corps to host workshops discussing changes in park operations

Corps to host workshops discussing changes in park operations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is hosting five public workshops in February to discuss proposed changes in operations at 29 of its parks because of budget cuts.

Although there will be no group presentations, the public is invited to drop by any time during the workshops and talk one on one with Corps representatives about the proposed recreational changes, provide input and learn more about volunteer and potential partnership opportunities. Written comments will also be accepted at the workshops. 

The Corps is looking for partners willing to take over operations and maintenance duties at affected facilities to help keep them from closing.

For individuals interested in the proposed recreational changes at Clearwater Lake, the workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 9, at the Clearwater Project Office adjacent to Clearwater Dam in Piedmont, Mo.

Tight budget prompts changes in Corps park operations; public workshops slated

Tight budget prompts changes in Corps park operations; public workshops slated
  

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tight budgets are requiring the Little Rock District of the Army Corps of Engineers to propose changes at several of its parks, including closing some less efficient facilities. 

A series of public workshops to discuss these proposals and solicit public input is being scheduled for February at Piedmont, Mo., and at Mountain Home, Heber Springs, Russellville and Ozark, Ark.  The workshop times, dates and locations will be announced when they are finalized.

ENVY award nominations due March 16

ENVY award nominations due March 16

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award, the agency’s annual recognition of citizens or organizations for their efforts to protect and enhance the state’s environment. Nomination packets must be postmarked by March 16, 2012, in order to be considered for the award, which will be presented at the April 26, 2012, regular meeting of the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology commission.

The “ENVY Award” was established in 2005 to honor a major contribution by an individual or organization involving environmental stewardship activities in Arkansas.

The award recipient will be selected from among the entries in five different categories of environmental-related activities or concepts: Innovation, Green Government, Environmental Education and Outreach, Environmental Improvement or Enhancement, and Sustainability.

Vote for video; help Lyon College win $10,000

Vote for video; help Lyon College win $10,000

 

City receives more than $10K for Polk Bayou development

City receives more than $10K for Polk Bayou development

 

November 17, 2011 - The City of Batesville has been awarded $10,400 toward conducting a feasibility study for the potential development of the Polk Bayou. The feasibility study will address hydrology aspects of the bayou, the projected economic impact of the project and a conclusion as to whether or not the project is suitable for the area and able to support itself financially. The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce submitted this grant on behalf of the City of Batesville.

Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said, "The city developed a nature trail and playground on the Polk Bayou in 2008. The bayou is such a unique feature to have in our own backyard.