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Little Rock residents not quite ready to recycle

Little Rock residents not quite ready to recycle

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- 90,000 new recycling carts are currently being delivered to residents of Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood throughout March, but it'll be a few weeks until they can be used.

Volunteers needed to keep Little Rock beautiful

Volunteers needed to keep Little Rock beautiful

LITTLE ROCK (February 17, 2012) – Keep Little Rock Beautiful (KLRB), a certified local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, will host its third annual Citywide Cleanup Saturday, March 10, to promote litter pickup, recycling, beautification and community improvement in the capital city. The Citywide Cleanup in Little Rock is part of the largest community improvement effort in the nation, the Great American Cleanup, which takes place annually from March 1 through May 31 and involves an estimated 3 million volunteers nationwide.

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.

'Seed Swaps' to make stop in Little Rock

'Seed Swaps' to make stop in Little Rock

CAAH! to Co-Sponsor Twelve Seed Swaps throughout Arkansas in Spring 2012

CONWAY, Ark. -- The University of Central Arkansas's Conserving Arkansas's Agricultural Heritage (CAAH!) project will host Seed Swaps around the state throughout the spring.

The event is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Sustainability Network, churches, garden coalitions, libraries, the Ozark Folk Center State Park, the Southern Seed Legacy, farmers and gardeners.

The participants in these swaps strive to conserve the heritage of Arkansas as they share good stories, beautify their yards, feed their friends and family and trading open-pollinated seeds. Participants are invited to bring open-pollinated (heirloom) seeds, bulbs, plants and stories to swap with other seed savers at any of the swaps. If you have no seeds to swap, but want to get started, come mingle with gardeners and farmers who can help.

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.

Bless the Mic: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Green Guru of America comes to Philander Smith College

Bless the Mic: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Green Guru of America comes to Philander Smith College

Green Expert: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins Blesses the Mic

Who: Phaedra Ellis Lamkins, CEO of Green for All is the second speaker for our speaker series during Season 7: "The Sisters Speak."

"Green for All" builds new coalitions that leverage public and private investment to create quality green jobs. It also works to build a green economy and sustain an infrastructure that closes the gaps in income, wealth, health, security and opportunity across the U.S.

When:  7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. No tickets or reservations required.

Where: M.L. Harris Auditorium, 900 W. Daisy Bates Dr., Little Rock, AR

Contact: Shareese Kondo, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, (501)370-5279, (501) 519-1556, or e-mail, skondo@philander.edu

 

Record number of deer hunting permits available Oct. 11

Record number of deer hunting permits available Oct. 11

If you didn’t draw a deer permit for an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area hunt this year, there’s still a good chance to get the one you’re after. More than 6,000 unclaimed permits will be available beginning 8 a.m., Oct. 11, at the AGFC Little Rock headquarters and regional offices across the state.

“Typically, we have about 3,000 leftovers available,” said Ashley Bean, AGFC permit program coordinator. “This year, we had almost the same number of applicants, but they were focused only on a few hunts, leaving many unclaimed permits throughout the state.”

Some permits are even available for some of Arkansas’s most coveted wildlife management areas. There’s even permit available for the modern gun hunt at Freddie Black Choctaw Island Deer Research Area WMA, which normally takes about four years to draw. These high-demand permits are left because people who had enough preference points drew the permit, but did not pay.