March 14, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Alliance sets tree program

Beaver Watershed Alliance will host a free tree care workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the West Fork library.

The program includes a pruning and planting demonstration at Riverside Park. Patrons should bring pruning tools.

To reserve a seat, call the alliance at 479-750-8007 or email

Club to hike preserve

Hill ‘N Dale Hiking Club will hike 5.5 miles on Friday at the Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve near Garfield. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Harps store parking lot in Bella Vista for carpooling.

All hikers are welcome. Bring a sack lunch.’Register for the hike with George Riggin, or 479-669-4967.

Audubon visits lake

The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will host a field trip Saturday at Shores Lake north of Mulberry. Meet at the picnic area at 9 a.m.

Anyone interested in birds is welcome. Pine warblers and early spring migrating species may be seen, along with some early wildflowers. An optional trip to Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area may be held after the Shores Lake outing.

For more information call Joe Neal, 479-521-1858.

Meador wins series

Steven Meador won the Beaver Lake Elite Series bass tournament held March 4 with five bass that weighed 18.28 pounds.

Daniel Nesbitt placed second with five bass at 15.61 pounds. Micheal Robinson and Nicky Parson tied for third. Each had five bass that weighed 15.26 pounds. There was no fourth place.

Fifth through 10th, all with five bass, were: fifth, Jared Gobel, 14.67; sixth, Tim Clark, 14.58; seventh, Brent Mason, 13.82; eighth, Joe Dickey, 12.54; ninth, Wes Paulin, 12.53; 10th, and Fred Foster, 12.15.

Parson had big bass at 6.13 pounds.

Corps seeks attendants

The Army Corps of Engineers seeks park attendants at Beaver Lake for the 2017 visitor season.

Positions include a salary and free campsite to park a camping trailer or motor home for the season.

Duties include assisting visitors, collecting fees and general cleanup chores in the campgrounds and day use areas. Park attendants are the primary point of contact for most visitors at Beaver Lake.

Several positions are available. Contact James Bloxham, 479-636-1210 extension 1719 or email

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