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Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Join us for the Fourth Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m., starts and ends at the CityGrove Art Park on 5th Street between Main and Maple. Bring your beads, your friends, your masks, and your dogs to join in the parade fun! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Then, LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER et BON APPETITE! For those who do not speak Cajun...Let the Good Times Roll and Enjoy!!!

Argenta's Annual Mardi Gras Party is Monday, Feb. 11, at Starving Artist Cafe. Tickets are $35 per person - includes incredible gumbo, jambalaya, soaked salad, and red beans and rice by Chef Jason Morell, plus all the beads and feather masks you envie!

Fais do do to the jazz stylings of The Bob Boyd Sounds!!!

CAW: Burn to improve water quality

CAW: Burn to improve water quality

From an email to THV 11 News from Central Arkansas Water

What: In order to restore more natural conditions to our forests and improve wildlife habitat and water quality, Central Arkansas Water has partnered with The Nature Conservancy and other local, state, and private partners to complete controlled burns around the Lake Maumelle area in a safe and effective way.  CAW’s next scheduled burn will be completed on January 21, along Highway 10 in the area of Jolly Roger’s Marina.  The activity is expected to be completed in one day.

Where: The controlled burn will occur on approximately 100 acres along the south side of Highway 10, in the vicinity of Jolly Roger’s Marina. 

North Little Rock, Little Rock, Sherwood team up for Arkansas River cleanup

North Little Rock, Little Rock, Sherwood team up for Arkansas River cleanup

Volunteers needed to help pick up litter Oct. 6


LITTLE ROCK (Sept. 25, 2012) – On Saturday, Oct. 6, Keep North Little Rock Beautiful, Keep Little Rock Beautiful and Keep Sherwood Beautiful – all certified local affiliates of Keep America Beautiful – will collaborate to host a litter pickup along the Arkansas River.

“These three organizations share a concern for protecting the Arkansas River’s ecosystem and natural beauty,” said Randy Naylor, chairman of Keep North Little Rock Beautiful. “We encourage our friends and neighbors to help us remove litter from the river’s shorelines.”

Limited Irrigation Procedure

Limited Irrigation Procedure

From Maumelle Water Management:

Maumelle Water Management (MWM) customers will be allowed to water one day a week until further notice. Each customer will water on the day of their regular trash pickup. For example if your trash is picked up on Friday you would be able to irrigate on Friday. The Industrial Park is to water on Thursdays.

Due to the timing of the shut-off on Tuesday and no trash pickup on Wednesday because of the holiday, customers who have trash pickup on Tuesday and Wednesday will be allowed to water on this Thursday, July 5. This is a onetime exception. Normal rotation will begin on Friday.

As soon as well 12 is on-line we will evaluate the situation and allow twice a week watering as soon as possible. Some form of sprinkling limitation will continue until our capacity is returned to 6.7 million gallons per day.

Improper Watering:

'Ditch The Keys' campaign begins May 18

'Ditch The Keys' campaign begins May 18

Ozone Action Days Celebrates Second Year of This Environmental Effort

The key to better air quality is in each of our hands.  Literally.  When we "Ditch the Keys" and use alternative forms of transportation other than our cars, we're helping prevent the formation of harmful ground level ozone during the hot summer months.   A great time to  "Ditch the Keys" is May 18, which is Bike to Work Day across the country.  In Central Arkansas, Ozone Action Days is teaming up with Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (BACA), the City of Little Rock and City of North Little Rock to organize convoys of bicycle commuters  to ride to and from work on May 18.  An experienced cyclist will lead each convoy. 

To find out about more visit...

  

http://www.facebook.com/DitchTheKeys

Corp opens visitors' center at Table Rock Lake

Corp opens visitors' center at Table Rock Lake

BRANSON, Mo. -- The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District held a ribbon cutting ceremony April 27 for the new Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

The $10.8 million center, which is situated near the dam and the Corps’ project office, is one of a handful of regional Class A facilities in the Corps nationwide.  The 15,000-square-foot facility will have three functional areas: the visitor area, which will include exhibits, a 75-seat theater and a gift shop; the educational area, which will include a multi-purpose room and wet lab; and an administrative office area.

The engaging exhibits emphasize Table Rock dam, lake and powerhouse.  They depict how this project fits into the entire White River Basin.  There are fascinating interactive displays about the Ozark Mountain region and its unique culture and ecosystems.

ADEQ sets Earth Week activities for students

ADEQ sets Earth Week activities for students

More than 300 elementary school students from three Arkansas counties are expected to participate in activities at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) commemorating the annual Earth Week observance later this month. This year, the events will actually be spaced over a two-week period, with third- and fourth-graders from Cabot, El Dorado, and the Pulaski County Special School District spending about two and a half hours at the ADEQ Headquarters Building in North Little Rock April 16, 17, 23, and 24.

ADEQ employees will conduct a variety of interactive presentations for the students, beginning at approximately 9:15 a.m. each day. The students also have the option of bringing their own lunches to eat at the patio area of the ADEQ office, and then hiking on the Arkansas River Trail, a portion of which is adjacent to the building.