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Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

One winning family to be chosen for excursion; entries accepted at www.aetn.org/engage

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Fans of the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) “Exploring Arkansas,” with host Chuck Dovish, now have the opportunity to win a family outing with Dovish that will be filmed for possible future use in the series.

A winning family (up to six family members) will be chosen at random to spend a day with Dovish as he tapes a family-friendly episode of “Exploring Arkansas.” Dovish will aim to introduce the family to some of his favorite places and activities suitable for all ages, in turn allowing them to explore Arkansas with him.

Contest winners will be treated to a hike or similar activity at a location of Dovish’s choosing on a weekend. The outing will be filmed by an AETN production crew and segments may be used for an upcoming episode of “Exploring Arkansas.”

Prescribed fire notice

Prescribed fire notice

Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

 

NOTICE:  National forest fire managers are currently conducting prescribed burns in areas across the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests.  Notices will be sent to you with information on the day's expected activities. 

Prescribed burns expected to occur today, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, include:

Ouachita National Forest:

Poteau/Cold Springs Ranger Districts                                       County:        Scott

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.

Hearing to address hazardous waste regulations

Hearing to address hazardous waste regulations

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (APC&EC) will hold a public hearing at North Little Rock January 9, 2012, to receive public comments on proposed revisions to Commission Regulation 30 (Remedial Action Trust Fund/Hazardous Substances Site Priority List). The hearing will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Commission Room at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) headquarters building, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock.

Make a Difference Day Oct. 22

Make a Difference Day Oct. 22
Monster Madness RSVP of Central Arkansas/ ABS Youth Program Bryant, Arkansas 72022 The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) youth service learning program, Above, Beyond, Serve (ABS) will be participating in the Make a Difference Day, October 22, 2011.ABS youth program is a service learning program where 10th-12th grade students volunteer their service in order to recieve one (1) credit towards their college education. Each student must complete 100 hours of volunteer service with non profit organizations. Students much volunteer in two (2) Make a Difference Days, one being Martin Luther King Jr Day in January and the other being USA Weekend Make a Difference Day coming up October 22, 2011.