Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 9 am to 11 am
A riparian buffer is the area of land next to a creek, stream, or river - the streambanks and floodplain area. In nature, riparian buffers can include trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers.
Riparian buffers decrease streambank erosion, filter sediments and pollutants commonly found in runoff, provide stormwater storage, increase wildlife habitat, provide cooler water and air temperatures, and increase groundwater infiltration.
Riparian buffers provide environmental and recreational benefits to creeks, streams, and rivers, and improve water quality and downstream land areas.
You are invited to volunteer at a location near you! This year, we have planting sites in Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, Siloam Springs, Prairie Grove, and Lincoln. Volunteer activities include planting seedlings as well as conducting creek clean-up at each location. Snacks & drinks will be provided. Contact Stephanie Burchfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (479) 215-6623.
Maps will be up on our Facebook page, in the discussion section: https://www.facebook.com/events/2098582807043203/?active_tab=discussion
Cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale, and Prairie Grove. Walton Family Foundation, ANRC, NRCS, Wingate Foundation, Tyson, USFWS, Cargill, Simmons Foods, George's, Benton Couny, Coca-Cola, Washington County, Springdale Water Utilities, Farm Bureau, AGFC, Arkansas Oklahoma Compact Commission, McKee Foods, AEP-SWEPCO, Beaver Water District, Arkansas Master NAturalists, ANHC, Prairie Grove EAST, The Nature Conservancy, WCRC, U of A Extension, Boy Scouts and John Brown University. Thank you!