BNR Press Release: Public Input Sought for Road Repair Projects at Buffalo National River, April 22

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases, Uncategorized

Buffalo National River, Harrison, AR – The National Park Service is working with the Federal Highway Administration to make repairs in Erbie, located in Newton County, Arkansas. Heavy rain and flooding over a three day period in May of 2015 caused extensive damage to Compton-Erbie Road (County Road 19), County Road 57, and Erbie Campground Road (County Road 79). The proposed … Read More

National Park Service Announces 2018 Rural Fire Readiness Grant Recipients

Sybil CraigUncategorized

This year the Arkansas National Parks Fire Management Group is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Rural Fire Readiness (RFR) grant program. The RFR grant program provides funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service (NPS) Office of Wildland Fire Management, to rural fire departments and fire associations that respond to wildland fire … Read More

Tyler Bend Garden Cleanup and Plant Swap

Sybil CraigPhotos, Uncategorized

November 7, 2017 was cloudy and chilly, however nine volunteers appeared with rakes and digging tools to remove weeds and lay a blanket of mulch on the Tyler Bend native gardens. Formations of geese flew southward overhead indicating winter’s approach. The leaf bin had been filled by the Tyler Bend Maintenance crew, and Joyce Umbach, Ranger/Interpreter donated her leaf shredder … Read More

Opening Weekend at Boxley Valley (October 7 and 8)

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Each October thousands of visitors come to Boxley Valley to see the fall spectacular of changing leaves, elk bugling, tour the historic Boxley Mill and hike the trails.  Such was the case on October 7 and 8 as hundreds of people flooded the Valley Opening weekend for Boxley Valley programming was a great success with more than 1,000 interpretive contacts … Read More

BNRP Teams Up with Ozark Humane Society for Trivia Night

Sybil CraigUncategorized

  The Partners had a blast on October 17 at the fourth annual Humane Society Trivia Night.  We were glad to help out another non-profit with their fund raiser. Thanks to the following Partners that came out for this fun event to help a fellow non-profit:  Aletha Petty, Barry and Terrie Martindale, Ginger and Phil Milan, Melinda Caldwell, Chris and … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release–September 12

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases, Uncategorized

Press Release: Ozark Folklife Festival The Ozark Folklife Festival will take place on Saturday, September 23 at Tyler Bend from 10am to 5pm. We welcome everyone to celebrate the heritage of the Ozarks as this event brings traditional Ozark artists and craftspeople together in the park for a day of musical performances and demonstrations. Possum Juice, Harmony, Ozark Hellbenders, Rackensack Folklore, and Southern … Read More

Park Prepares for More Flooding

Tom KrohnUncategorized

For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer. 870/365-2790 Park Prepares for More Flooding Buffalo National River is closing Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point campgrounds today in anticipation of the expected flood event this weekend. Maintenance crews are pulling electrical breaker boxes, vending machines, and other water-sensitive utilities now so that when the waters recede, getting the campgrounds operational … Read More

National Park Radio Concert Date Change

Jack and Pam StewartUncategorized

The National Park Radio concert at Steele Creek has been moved to April 29, due to weather forecast of heavy rain.  Paragraph below from National Park Radio Facebook page.   *PLEASE READ AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS*** DUE TO THE INCREASING LIKELIHOOD OF BAD WEATHER AND POTENTIAL FOR DANGEROUS FLOODING, THE CONCERT HAS BEEN MOVED TO NEXT WEEKEND, SATURDAY, APRIL … Read More

Will LaPage Passes Away March 31, 2017

Sybil CraigUncategorized

  Will LaPage,  a longtime member of Buffalo National River Partners, an educator, author, and mentor passed away March 31. He was an advocate for America’s treasured places including the Buffalo National River. As a professor at the Universities of New Hampshire, Maine, Wyoming, and Colorado State, Will mentored countless students who have gone on to help preserve and protect … Read More

April BRWA Newsletter – ADEQ Overwhelmed

Jack and Pam StewartUncategorized

The latest addition of the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance newsletter is now available. ADEQ reports receiving over 20,000 comments concerning the C&H regulation 5 permit application. American Rivers has listed the Buffalo National River among its 10 most endangered rivers for 2017. To read the full newsletter click here.