For more information, contact:
ANRC, (501) 682‑3914; Tony Ramick, Tony.Ramick@arkansas.gov or
FTN Associates, (501) 225‑7779; Terry Horton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Meeting Scheduled for March 30 in Jasper to Discuss
a Voluntary Watershed-Based Management Plan for the Buffalo River Watershed
The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), in cooperation with the Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee (BBRAC), has scheduled its second public information meeting regarding the development of the voluntary watershed-based management plan for the Buffalo River Watershed. The meeting will be March 30, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 in Jasper at the Carroll Electric Community Room. It is on the north end of Jasper, just off Highway 7, near Subway. The meeting is free and everyone is welcomed to attend.
This is the second of four meetings that will be held during the next 12 months to gather public input and to explain the process that will be followed in the development of the non-regulatory watershed-based management plan for the Buffalo River and its tributaries. The first meeting, which had an attendance of approximately 130, was held in Marshall in December. A summary of the December Marshall meeting is available at the www.Arkansaswater.org site by accessing the link to the meeting summary.
The purposes of the Jasper meeting include the following:
4. Describe the next steps in the planning process.
At the direction of Governor Asa Hutchinson, the BBRAC was organized to establish an Arkansas led approach to identify and address potential issues of concern in the Buffalo River watershed through the development of a non-regulatory watershed based management plan. The process should be completed by June of 2018. The result of the plan will provide a framework for landowners, communities, and organizations to voluntarily undertake water quality projects in the watershed and improve the ability to solicit and secure funding and assistance from various government and private sources.
Terry W. Horton
3 Innwood Circle, Suite 220
Little Rock, AR 72211
Office: (501) 225-7779
Cell: (501) 831-1135
Fax: (501) 225-6738