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Arkansas Forests &
Drinking Water Collaborative

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Welcome

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.

Taking Notes

Fall Meeting

SAVE THE DATE! The AFDWC Quarterly Fall Meeting is (re)scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th 10 am - 12 pm CST. This hybrid meeting will be held both in-person at the Arkansas Dept. of Agriculture - Forestry Division and online via zoom. RSVP by email to attend in-person. Register here for the online meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information of how to join the meeting (if virtual) and meeting details. Please consider adding an update to our agenda for your agency/organization. Finalized agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting.

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Arkansas Water Resources Conference, July 18-20, 2023

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Have you seen the Arkansas Story Map?

Thanks to U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Research Station.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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OUR PROJECTS

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.

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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.

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