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Prescribed burn notice

Prescribed burn notice

NOTICE:  National forest fire managers are currently conducting prescribed burns in areas across the Ouachita and Ozark-St.

Activity around nest jeopardizes safety of eagles, public

Activity around nest jeopardizes safety of eagles, public

BENTON, Ark. -- Increased human activity near a nest in Saline County is jeopardizing the safety of a pair of bald eagles and nestlings. Not only is the well-being of the eagles at risk, but the public’s safety is in jeopardy because motorists are parking along the narrow highway.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have instructed the public to stop parking along Arkansas Highway 229 in Saline County to view the eagle nest. The USFWS originally had a 330-foot no disturbance zone around the nest.

Go green, make green

Go green, make green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - How do you market your green business without mowing down all your hard earned green? Join SBNCA for our monthly “lunch and learn” how to sustain your marketing effectiveness in this new (and green) marketplace.

Janie Pritchett-Clark is a 30-year veteran of the advertising industry. She is the publisher of the Arkansas greenZine, the only carbon neutral green magazine in the Natural state, which is going into its second year. She also publishes the Northwest Arkansas Business to Business (NwaB2B) guide focused on small business and entrepreneurs. Janie will share industry trends and tips on targeting green consumers, ideas for building a marketing foundation, and gaining awareness in your marketplace.

The workshop is Tuesday, April 12 from 12-1pm at the Arkansas Studies Institute (401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock).

City of Bryant Spring Clean Up

City of Bryant Spring Clean Up

Spring is almost here and the City of Bryant Street Department is gearing up to conduct their Annual SPRING CLEAN UP.

Each ward will take approximately one week to complete. Once a ward or street has been completed, work crews will not return to that particular ward or street. There are no pickups on Saturday or Sunday.

Please place limbs in small stacks for pickukp. Brush limbs need to be 12 inches in diameter or smaller, placed curbside or next to the street by 7 a.m. on the Monday for your ward:

Ward I - Monday, April 4

Ward II - Monday, April 11

Ward III - Monday, April 18

Ward IV - Monday, Apri125

Crews will not pick up trash, leaves or root wads as they have no way to dispose of these types of items.

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

Benton Chamber to host coal discussion

Benton Chamber to host coal discussion

BENTON -- Natural Resources Research Center at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and Arkansas Rep. Garry Smith of Camden hold meeting to discuss development of lignite coal mining in Arkansas, where 9 billion tons of the fuel remain untapped. 6 p.m. Benton Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Center. Contact: 870-235-4000.

The AP, Little Rock

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