Historic 1870 Grist Mill Open for Weekend Guided Tours

Tom KrohnBoxley Grist Mill, Buffalo National River, NPS News Releases

The National Park Service, Buffalo National River Partners, and the Gorgas Science Foundation are pleased to announce free ranger-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boxley Valley (Newton County) each weekend in October. These tours will be offered between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and last about 30 minutes.  From 1870 … Read More

Press Release: Prescribed Fires Planned at Buffalo National River

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

Buffalo National River is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations between October 7 and November 31, 2015. Weather conditions permitting, prescribed fires will be completed in the vicinity of Pruitt, the Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area, and Tyler Bend. Fuel reduction, wildlife habitat improvement and ecological restoration are the primary reasons for conducting the prescribed fire operations. “Fire is a … Read More

Fall newsletter 2015

Jeanne SimpsonNewsletters

Click the link to read the summer newsletter. In this issue, read about our annual membership meeting, hikes, floats, library programs and more! Also see upcoming events for future dates.bnrp,news,fall15_web

Volunteers Work to Control Invasive Plant Species

Sybil CraigUncategorized

On Saturday, September 26, seven volunteers arrived at the Parker-Hickman homestead on Erbie Road.  Their mission was to begin clearing Japanese Stilt Grass within the BNR boundaries.  Japanese Stilt Grass is an exceptionally invasive plant species that, when left alone, chokes out beneficial natural plants. Pam Stewart who organized the event reported that there is still plenty of Stilt Grass, … Read More

BNR Press Release: BNR Welcomes 4th Grade Students through Every Kid In a Park Initiative

Robert LambertNPS News Releases, Uncategorized

Harrison, AR – Buffalo National River invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting today/September 1, 4thgrade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national … Read More

BNRP Coordinates River Clean-up July 25th

Sybil CraigPhotos

  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

Sybil CraigPhotos

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

Summer newsletter 2015

Jeanne SimpsonNewsletters

Click the link to read the summer newsletter. In this issue, read about our Explore for Health float, the Cemetery Stroll, hikes, trail crews, garden work, library programs and more! Also see upcoming events for future dates. bnrp,news,summer15_web2

BNRP Member, Ken Hawkins, Passes Away

Sybil CraigIn Memorium

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Ken Hawkins on June 24 in Tyler, Texas.  Ken was a longtime member of BNRP and was the owner of Elkhorn Inn in Compton.  Ken loved the Buffalo River and, before his illness, was always involved in activities with BNRP.  Everyone who knew Ken will miss him tremendously. … Read More