Meeting Place: James A. Gaston Visitor Center
On Saturday September 21st, 2013 from 8am until 1pm, Bull Shoals-White River State Park is sponsoring a cleanup on Bull Shoals Lake and surrounding area trails, in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, The Great Arkansas Cleanup, Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock and Marina Services, Arvest Bank, and Harps Grocery Store. Hikers, kayakers, canoeists, boat owners, and outdoor enthusiasts willing to participate please register at the James A. Gaston Visitor Center between 7am and 8am on September 21st. (Diver’s please register at the Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock, same time ). You will be given bags for trash, data sheets and a location for cleanup coupled with the knowledge that you have made a difference on a world wide scale by starting in our own backyard. There will be a cookout at the State Park Pavilion in the Day Use Area from 12pm until 1pm to return data sheets and receive your cleanup t-shirt and a great meal. If anyone wishes to pre-register and clean up a part of the lake not close to the state park you may e-mail Julie Lovett at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight September 16th, you will be sent information and the data sheet. You will need to print off the data sheet and return it to the Day Use Pavilion at the State Park between 12pm and 1pm to receive a great meal and a t-shirt for participating. (No mail-in’s please).
Six Degrees of Human Impact – One Grocery Bag’s Journey from the Store to the Shore
• Shopper leaves grocery store with bags in Mountain Home
• Bag blows off picnic table at state park into the White River
• Travels down the White River
• Flows into the Mississippi River
• Travels downstream to the Gulf of Mexico
• Sea Turtle mistakes bag for a jellyfish, eats it, and dies.
We can all make a difference, please join us for a fun and fulfilling day on the lake.