BNRP Participates in NWAMN Volunteer Fair

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On April 2, organizations from across the state that depend on volunteers were at the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers explaining to the public their respective services.  The event was organized by Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists and BNRP was there to garner more volunteers for our beloved Buffalo National River. During the 5 hour event, our members talked with over … Read More

BNRP Hosts 4th Annual Ozark Historic Cemetery Stroll

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What is entertaining, enlightening and educational?  Those that attended the 4th Annual Cemetery Stroll with Abby Burnett, researcher and author on April 9 experienced all of those emotions. The group met at Carver cemetery where Abby gave a brief history of the cemetery and showed participants how to use a reflector to cast light on the tombstones.  One of the … Read More

BNRP Hosts 2nd Annual Trail Builders’ Dinner

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  Rave reviews were what the Partner’s received from all at the trail builder’s dinner held at Tyler Bend on Tuesday, March 22.   There were 13 (mainly international) Univ. of Ill. students with 4 adult leaders along with Elaine Appel and Evelyn Mills.   Evelyn mentioned that she had never served such gracious, thankful, and kind college students!!  The students … Read More

BNRP Coordinates River Clean-up July 25th

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  Members from local chapters of Arkansas Master Naturalists , the Ozark Society, and the Marshall Masonic Lodge teamed up with BNRP for exercise and a river clean up on a recent very warm Saturday. We shuttled by bus to the Spring Creek put-in and en-route learned about the importance of outdoor exercise from board member Rob Lambert. After scouring … Read More

BNRP Float Trip: Tyler Bend to Gilbert, June 27th

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As part of the Explore for Health program, BNRP sponsored a fun and well-attended float trip from Tyler Bend to Gilbert. Luck was with us; a violent storm front the day before led to an unseasonably cool and low-humidity day and great floating conditions. Why do we sponsor a canoe trip on the Buffalo National River, when surely most people … Read More

BNRP Sponsors Float from Pruitt to Hasty

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Who could have asked for a more perfect day for floating than on May 2 when 26 BNRP members and Jasper School District students and their sponsors met at Pruitt to float to Hasty. The sun was shining brightly, little wind and the Buffalo was running pretty fast. This float was part of the “Explore for Health” Active Trails initiative … Read More

3rd Annual Historic Cemetery Stroll a Success (As They Always Are)!

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  The afternoon of April 12 was bright and warm when approximately 37 people arrived at Elmwood Cemetery for the 3rd Annual Historic Ozark Cemetery Stroll led by author and researcher Abby Burnett.  Many in the group were repeat “strollers” while there were about 1/3 of the group as new “strollers.”  At Elmwood, Abby gave a brief overview of the … Read More

BNRP Hosts Trail Builders Dinner

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Each year Ken Smith brings in students from various colleges and universities to help him build hiking trails along the Buffalo National River. As most of you are aware, Ken has been building trails since the 1980s with help from local volunteers as well as hiking clubs and other conservation groups from different colleges all over the U.S. His main … Read More