Community Events

2015

January 17, 2015, Dardanelle Rock Natural Area Cleanup, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) will be hosting a volunteer opportunity on Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Dardanelle Rock Natural Area, a prominent geological feature and historic site along the Arkansas River in Dardanelle. The goal of this event will be to reduce the amount of litter within and along the boundaries of the natural area and will include a hike up the trail to the overlook.

Participants should wear sturdy boots and clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Work equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a sack lunch and beverage container (water will be provided).

For more information and to sign up for this event, please contact Toby Von Rembow, Land Management Specialist, at (501) 683-4084 or toby@arkansasheritage.org. Please also visit the Volunteer Information page on the ANHC website for more information about volunteer needs and opportunities with ANHC.

 

January 31, 2015, Cherokee Prairie Natural Area Cleanup, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) will be hosting a volunteer opportunity on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cherokee Prairie Natural Area, one of the largest tracts (at nearly 600 acres) of tallgrass prairie remaining in the Arkansas Valley, located just north of Charleston. The goal of this event will be to reduce the amount of litter within and along the boundaries of the natural area.

Participants should wear sturdy boots and clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Work equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a beverage container (water will be provided).

For more information and to sign up for this event, please contact Toby Von Rembow, Land Management Specialist, at (501) 683-4084 or toby@arkansasheritage.org. Please also visit the Volunteer Information page on the ANHC website for more information about volunteer needs and opportunities with ANHC.

 

February 7, 2015, Cove Creek Natural Area Invasive Species Removal and Trail Maintenance, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) will be hosting a volunteer opportunity on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cove Creek Natural Area. This natural area, located in the Arkansas Valley north of Conway along Cove Creek, a tributary of Cadron Creek, is a 228-acre tract consisting of extensive sandstone glades and woodlands, rich forested stream terraces, and spectacular sandstone bluffs. The ANHC has been working to restore the glades and woodlands which had become dominated by invasive species such as Chinese privet and eastern red cedar.  One goal of this event will be to continue to remove Chinese privet from the area.  Another goal will be to help maintain the scenic 1.5-mile loop trail through the natural area.

Participants should wear sturdy boots and clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Work equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a beverage container (water will be provided).

For more information and to sign up for this event, please contact Toby Von Rembow, Land Management Specialist, at (501) 683-4084 or toby@arkansasheritage.org. Please also visit the Volunteer Information page on the ANHC website for more information about volunteer needs and opportunities with ANHC.

 

March 7, 2015, Slippery Hollow Natural Area Cleanup, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. [rescheduled from February 21 due to weather] 

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) will be hosting a volunteer opportunity on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Slippery Hollow Natural Area. This natural area, located northwest of Yellville in Marion County in the Springfield and Salem Plateaus of the Ozark Mountains, consists of a rich mosaic of habitats ranging from dry upland woodlands, to calcareous glades, moist slope forests, and rich riparian forests along spring-fed streams. The goal of this event will be a general clean up of the natural area, focusing especially on removing trash from two dump sites.

Participants should wear sturdy boots and clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Work equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a beverage container (water will be provided).

For more information and to sign up for this event, please contact Toby Von Rembow, Land Management Specialist, at (501) 683-4084 or toby@arkansasheritage.org. Please also visit the Volunteer Information page on the ANHC website for more information about volunteer needs and opportunities with ANHC.

 

March 14, 2015, Terre Noire Natural Area Cleanup and Invasive Species Removal, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, will be hosting a volunteer opportunity on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Terre Noire Natural Area. This natural area, located just southwest of Arkadelphia in Clark County in the West Gulf Coastal Plain, contains one of the highest-quality blackland prairie and woodland complexes remaining in the state. The goals of this event will be a general clean up of the natural area and removal of invasive plant species (eastern red-cedar, saltbush, and Chinese privet).

Participants should wear sturdy boots and clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Work equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a beverage container (water will be provided).

For more information and to sign up for this event, please contact Toby Von Rembow, Land Management Specialist, at (501) 683-4084 or toby@arkansasheritage.org. Please also visit the Volunteer Information page on the ANHC website for more information about volunteer needs and opportunities with ANHC.

 

March 21, 2015, Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area Reforestation and Erosion Control, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) will be hosting a volunteer opportunity on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area. This over 1,700-acre, rugged natural area, located on the north side of Beaver Lake in Benton County in the Ozark Highlands, contains a rich diversity of habitats and supports one of the highest concentrations of rare plant species in Arkansas. The goal of this event will be to plant native hardwood tree saplings along several sections of old, abandoned roads within the area to reduce sediment runoff into Beaver Lake.

Participants should wear sturdy boots and clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Work equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a beverage container (water will be provided).

For more information and to sign up for this event, please contact Toby Von Rembow, Land Management Specialist, at (501) 683-4084 or toby@arkansasheritage.org. Please also visit the Volunteer Information page on the ANHC website for more information about volunteer needs and opportunities with ANHC.