AD: Contest to name a stream at Kessler Mountain Regional Park opens July 21

The Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA) and the Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC) are kicking off a contest to name a stream in Kessler Mountain Regional Park as part of an EPA and Arkansas Natural Resources Commission grant. The currently unnamed stream is a tributary to Cato Springs Branch that flows into Town Branch and the West Fork-White River on a course to Beaver Lake, the drinking water source for Northwest Arkansas. The stream is currently undergoing restoration by WCRC to stabilize stream banks and reduce the amount of sediment and phosphorus entering the lake annually.

Any person or group may submit a name proposal for the stream. The name should be of significance and relevance to the area adjacent to the tributary as well as reflective of associated culture, history, and natural heritage. Proposals must be supported with a short essay up to two pages in length. Representatives from WCRC, BWA, Beaver Water District, City of Fayetteville, and Northwest Arkansas Land Trust will select the winning name.

Fast Facts

  • Contest to name an unnamed tributary to Cato Springs Branch
  • Winning name will be displayed on maps and at Kessler Mountain Regional Park

The selected proposal will be presented to the City Council of Fayetteville for approval. Once approved by the City Council, the tributary will be officially named and the name will appear on maps and at Kessler Mountain Regional Park.

The contest opens July 21st, 2016 and submissions must be postmarked or emailed to the Beaver Watershed Alliance at [email protected] by August, 5th 2016. For more information, contact John Pennington at [email protected] or (479) 750-8007.

The Beaver Watershed Alliance is formed of a diverse stakeholder group representing agricultural, recreation, conservation, water utility, business, and private landowner perspectives who all work together for the benefit of Beaver Lake and its watershed. To learn more about BWA, best management practices for water quality, or how you can become involved in voluntary watershed protection visit or contact BWA at [email protected] or 479-750-8007.

John Pennington, Executive Director, Beaver Watershed Alliance
(479) 750-8007 [email protected]

Sandi Formica, Executive Director, Watershed Conservation Resource Center
(479) 444-1916 [email protected]

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