UACES Facebook Lake Conway-Point Remove watershed forum set for Aug. 3

Lake Conway-Point Remove Watershed forum set for Aug. 3

 By The U of A Cooperative Extension Service  

Fast Facts:

  • Stakeholder meeting to identify state watershed priorities and goals set Aug. 3
  • Nonpoint source pollution an ongoing problem in Lake Conway-Point Remove Watershed and other watersheds 

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LITTLE ROCK — People who live, work, recreate or own property in the Lake Conway-Point Remove Watershed are invited to participate in a Monday, Aug. 3 forum on local water quality. 

The forum runs from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton cafeteria, 1537 University Blvd., in Morrilton. 

The forum, hosted by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is an opportunity for the public to identify water quality issues, concerns and priorities for addressing water pollution. 

The Lake Conway-Point Remove Watershed crosses multiple county lines and includes communities in Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Van Buren and Yell counties. 

Comments or strategies identified during the three-hour forum could help communities begin to address local water quality issues. The forum is open to the public. RSVP by e-mail to publicpolicycenter@uaex.edu or call 501-671-2228. 

The forum is an extension of an annual stakeholder meeting that the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Public Policy Center holds each year in Little Rock in partnership with the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. Extension is hosting forums across the state as an additional opportunity for people to get involved in local water issues. 

“It’s important for people who live or work in the Lake Conway-Point Remove Watershed to get engaged and participate in conversations about local water quality priorities,” said Kristin Higgins, a program associate with the Public Policy Center. “Improving and maintaining water quality requires the commitment of people from different organizations and perspectives working together.” 

This watershed has been impacted by the effects of urban development and agriculture, as well as by municipal wastewater discharge. A section of White Oak Creek hasn’t been able to support fish life because of excessive sediment and turbidity.

 

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service 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 your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of 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.

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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