Volunteers needed for Lake Sequoyah and Lake Wilson educational cleanups

Students at Haas Hall recently adopted Mud Creek Trail, which includes cleaning litter off the trail path and adjacent creek.

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Volunteers are needed for two upcoming lake cleanup events as part of the city’s celebration of America Recycles Day.

Cleanups are scheduled at Lake Sequoyah on Saturday, Oct. 27 and at Lake Wilson on Saturday, Nov. 10. The events will provide an opportunity for volunteers to get outdoors and explore, improve wildlife habitat and drinking water quality, and learn about stewardship through hands-on recycling.

To sign up or learn more, contact Kristina Jones at 479-444-3467 or visit facebook.com/groups/ecovolunteers.

Lake Sequoyah Cleanup – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.

Location: Lake Sequoyah Marina, 6608 E Lake Sequoyah Drive, Fayetteville AR, 72701
Details: Volunteers will remove trash around the lake and sort recyclables collected during the event. A pontoon will shuttle some volunteers to remote shores, and participants are welcome to bring a kayak or canoe. Appropriate footwear and warm clothing are strongly suggested. Supplies and water will be provided, and the day will wrap up with pizza and door prizes.
Hosted by: City of Fayetteville, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Washington County, Boston Mountain Solid Waste District, and Keep Fayetteville Beautiful.

Lake Wilson Cleanup and Eco Fair – Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.

Location: Lake Wilson Dam, 4483 S. Lake Wilson Road, Fayetteville AR, 72701
Details: This event includes a guided nature walk, led by the Ozark Society, and a lake shore cleanup. Some non-motorized boats will be provided but volunteers are encouraged to bring a canoe or kayak. Several local stewardship organizations will be at the event with information on recycling, protecting water quality, and land conservation. Supplies, water, food and door prizes will be provided.
Hosted by: City of Fayetteville, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Pack Rat, the Ozark Society, UA Recyclebacks, and Keep Fayetteville Beautiful.