Beaver Lake cleanup set for July 8

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The Beaver Watershed Alliance will host a cleanup event to remove trash from Beaver Lake and the surrounding trail areas from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 8.

Volunteers will collect trash from the lake by boat and from the shore areas by foot.

Cleanup supplies will be provided, including a limited number of kayaks and paddle boards for those who RSVP.

A volunteer appreciation lunch will follow the cleanup from noon until 1 p.m.

Check-in is at the Hobbs State Park Visitors Center, 20201 E. Highway 12 near Rogers.

The event is part of Lakes Appreciation Month in Arkansas.

From BWA:

As one of the largest lakes in the state, Beaver Lake is the drinking water source for over 500,000 people in the Northwest Arkansas region. The Beaver Lake watershed includes 1,192 square miles of land and water, including rivers, streams, lakes, prairies and forests, and is home to 17 incorporated municipalities. The landscape is woven together geographically by the White River, with the headwaters starting in the southern portions of Washington County and western parts of Madison County, flowing northerly into Benton and Carroll counties to form the lake. Beaver Lake also generates 142 million kilowatt hours annually for energy consumption and brings over 43 million to the local economy through recreation and tourism.

For more information, or to RSVP, send an email to [email protected] or call 479-750-8007.