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March 13, 2020

Coleman Creek cleanup, part of citywide, nationwide effort, postponed

By Tracy Courage
U of A System Division of Agriculture 

Fast facts

  • City of Little Rock cancels event; Division of Ag’s cleanup postponed
  • Tentatively rescheduled for April 11
  • Coleman Creek tributary to Fourche Creek, leading to Arkansas River

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LITTLE ROCK – A cleanup effort at Coleman Creek, originally scheduled to be part of Keep America Beautiful and the Keep Little Rock Beautiful events, has been postponed.

POSTPONED — A cleanup effort at Coleman Creek has tentatively been rescheduled for April 11. (Division of Agriculture photo.)

John Pennington, extension water quality educator for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said Friday the cleanup, originally scheduled for March 14, had been postponed as a precaution in light of concern over the COVID-19 coronavirus. The state had six presumptive positives as of Friday.

Pennington said the Coleman Creek cleanup effort has been tentatively rescheduled for April 11.

The Division of Agriculture’s cleanup efforts, organized by Pennington and the Arkansas Watershed Steward Program, will focus on Coleman Creek, which flows next to the Cooperative Extension Service state headquarters and the UA-Little Rock campus. The creek is a tributary of Fourche Creek, which in turn flows into the Arkansas River, the Mississippi River and ultimately, the Gulf of Mexico. About 73 percent of the thousands of storm drains in Little Rock discharge into Fourche Creek.

For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, contact Pennington at 870-329-7009 or

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About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact John Pennington at 870-329-7009 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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