On Saturday September 16th, 2017 from 8am until 1pm, Bull Shoals-White River State Park is sponsoring a cleanup on Bull Shoals Lake and surrounding area trails. 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 16th. (Diver’s please register at theBull 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 at the Day Use Area from 12pm until 1pm to return data sheets and receive your cleanup t-shirt and a great meal.
Sponsors are: The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, The Great Arkansas Cleanup, Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock and Marina Services, Arvest Bank, and Harps Grocery Store.
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 in the lake area.