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LITTLE ROCK – After being postponed because of icy conditions, the Arkansas Watershed
Stewards workshop in the Poteau watershed has been rescheduled for April 23 at the
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
Residents and business owners in Polk, Scott and Sebastian counties are invited to
learn more about water quality at the daylong workshop hosted by the University of
Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
“Our presenters will focus on the basic science of a watershed and on how residents
can start a local watershed group to help preserve the water quality,” said Kristin
Higgins of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Public Policy
Center. “The program includes basic concepts, such as what is a watershed and what
activities have the potential to harm water quality.”
At workshop’s end, participants will be considered an Arkansas Watershed Steward –
a person who has specific knowledge about local water concerns and how local actions
can affect water quality.
The workshop is open to the public, although reserving a spot by April 21 is encouraged.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For
more information, contact your county agent or call 501-671-2160 to RSVP. The Nature
Center is at 8300 Wells Lake Road in Fort Smith.
The Arkansas Watershed Stewards program is funded by the Arkansas Natural Resources
For more information about water quality contact your county extension office or visit
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race,
color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status,
or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
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By Mary HightowerThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com