Arkansas Forests &
Drinking Water Collaborative
Welcome to the Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative, a partnership committed to keeping our forests healthy and forested, particularly in key watersheds that provide clean drinking water for Arkansans today and for generations to come. Our efforts are focused on building partnerships between water professionals, forest industry professionals, conservationists, and other stakeholders to plan for the future collaboratively. We promote awareness of the connections between forests, water, and the economy, and work to ensure that Arkansas' natural resources are used in strategic and sustainable ways. If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about what we do, contact us today.
Final Mtg of 2024 & Survey/Poll
The AFDWC Quarterly Winter Meeting will be held Wednesday, December 6th 2-4 pm CST. This meeting is always a hybrid meeting. The in-person location will be The Commons at Pettaway Square in downtown Little Rock (406 E 21st St, LR 72206) and the online meeting via zoom. Please RSVP by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're attending in-person and RSVP here for the online meeting. See our fall meeting minutes here. ALSO, please fill out this survey as we plan for 2024. We hope to select all the meeting dates for 2024 and we would like to know your opinion on meeting cadence, content, and dates. You can also provide feedback in this survey on the 2024 draft goals presented at the quarterly meeting. THANK YOU ALL for a great year in 2023!
SAVE THE DATE!
The 2023 AR Water Resources Conference was a huge success. This year included presentations on the latest water quality research, introductions to 4 new teaching staff at the University of Arkansas, two discussion panels, a review of the 319 Non-point source pollution program funded projects, student posters, and many recreational opportunities provided throughout the conference!
Sixty-one percent (61%) of all Arkansans drink water that originates in forested watersheds. Maintaining healthy forests is the best protection that we can provide for our water.
This group meets quarterly in a hybrid setting (both virtual and in-person). For this summer's meeting we encourage you to attend the conference we are co-hosting July 18-20th, 2023 in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Don Tyson Agricultural Center.
The Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative is supported by the Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water, a partnership effort of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and the U.S. Forest Service. If you have a project in Arkansas that supports clean water and healthy forests, please let us know by clicking below! Come back to see updates soon.
We are always in need of helping hands. If you like to volunteer on river side tree plantings, help organize meetings/field tours, brainstorm project ideas, and/or research funding, we can use your help. Contact us below.
The Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative is supported by the Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water, a partnership effort of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and the U.S. Forest Service. Did you know that clean water grows on trees? Click below to learn more about how the Southeast Partnership is working to help communities plan for the future.
The Southern Group of State Foresters and the Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water have released a great video series regarding forests and source water protection. Click on our Video page to see these.