Buffalo National River Press Release, December 4, Superintendent Retires

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Harrison, AR: Buffalo National River Superintendent Kevin Cheri, is being recognized for exceptional leadership in the National Park Service and will be presented with the Regional Director’s Award for Outstanding Service. Throughout his 43 years of service, Kevin has strengthened resource stewardship by advancing employee development, community engagement, diversity, and inclusion in parks. Please join us in thanking Kevin for … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release–Fire Restrictions, November 30, 2017

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Fire Restrictions for Buffalo National River Harrison, AR: Due to the extreme dry weather event and in concert with county burn bans, Buffalo National River is issuing restrictions on the use of fires and smoking within the park.  The restrictions go into effect immediately (11/30/17) and will remain in effect until weather conditions permit a return to normal recreational activities. … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release–November 15, 2017

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Compton Volunteer Fire Department Receives NPS Grant Harrison, AR: Compton Volunteer Fire Department received a $5,000 National Park Service Rural Fire Assistance Program grant from Buffalo National River at a ceremony at Compton on Monday, November 13th. “This grant will be used to purchase much needed firefighting equipment and personal protective gear” stated Buffalo National River Deputy Superintendent, Laura Miller … Read More

Tyler Bend Garden Cleanup and Plant Swap

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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

BNRP FAll Newsletter 2017

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National Park Radio Concert, Stiltgrass removal at Lost Valley and many, many new BNRP members in this issue.  Click on link to read more.  Newsletter_BNRP_2017_Fall

Buffalo National River Press Release–Preservation of Erbie Church, 10/23/2017

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Buffalo National River Completes Historic Preservation Project on Erbie Church Buffalo National River, Harrison, AR – At the heart of the Erbie Historic District of Buffalo National River is the Erbie Community Church, erected circa 1900. This rural church is located approximately 7 miles west of Scenic Highway 7 on Newton County Road 2500, just north of the Buffalo River ford. … 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

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  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 Opens Boxley Mill–Weekends in October, First Weekend in November

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Buffalo National River, Harrison, AR – Buffalo National River staff and volunteers invite the public to Boxley Valley Historic District for weekend programming this fall. From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday in October and the first weekend in November, visitors can step back in time and tour the historic Boxley Grist Mill, located just off of Highway … Read More

Organizations Meet at Lost Valley to Pull Japanese Stiltgrass

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On September 16th volunteers from thirteen organizations gathered to protect native wildflowers at Lost Valley.  The event was sponsored by Buffalo National River Partners. There, as in many natural areas, the native plants are being crowded, smothered, or shaded out by exotic plants.  These nonnative invaders have no natural predators and therefore spread uncontrollably.  Seldom of use to wildlife, they … Read More