Lake Dardanelle State Park Makes Plans for Upcoming Great Arkansas Clean-up

More than 170,000 volunteers nationwide will visit their favorite public parks, beaches, wildlife preserves or forests to learn and enjoy more about these treasured places as part of National Public Lands Day. On Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 12p.m., the Dardanelle Aquatic Resource Team will host their 20th Annual National Public Lands Day event at Lake Dardanelle State Park. This event brings together thousands of volunteers to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education and enjoyment.

You can also join in volunteering for the annual Great Arkansas Clean-up which will be held at this event. It costs the state of Arkansas approximately $5 million annually to pick up litter. Each year 17,000 Arkansans volunteer for this event in 53 counties to reduce our waste and beautify the environment.

From 10:30a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be activities for families to enjoy at Lake Dardanelle State Park. Activities will include a disc golf demonstration, casting for kids, an on-your-own scavenger hunt which starts at the visitor center front desk, and the chance to explore the park’s Meadowbrook Trail with your family. At 11:30 there will be a ceremony, followed by a free lunch for all volunteers at 12 p.m.

If you or a group of friends, coworkers, neighbors or club members would like to volunteer for National Public Lands Day and Great Arkansas Clean-up in Russellville. Please contact Dallis Clark at 479-967-5516. Just a few hours of volunteering can make a difference.