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Little Rock Sustainability Summit Date Announced, Award Nominations Open

Little Rock Sustainability Summit Date Announced, Award Nominations Open

LITTLE ROCK – The Little Rock Sustainability Summit will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013 in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Library, the Little Rock Sustainability Commission announced Tuesday.

The Sustainability Summit serves as an annual gathering of environmental, business and civic leaders to discuss and promote “green” efforts from those inside the City of Little Rock to the larger global marketplace.

This year’s keynote speaker is Chris Schraeder, Senior Manager of Sustainability at Walmart.  The Sustainability Summit will feature a panel discussion of sustainable business and manufacturing practices at the Little Rock Port and will be moderated by City Manager Bruce Moore.  Del Boyette, former Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will present on the economics of sustainability. Mayor Mark Stodola will welcome the audience with a special presentation.

$20.9M returned to Arkansas counties

$20.9M returned to Arkansas counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston is pleased to announce the turnback totals for 2012 were just under $21 million dollars.  These funds stem from the redemption and sale of tax delinquent properties certified to the Commissioner of State Lands office.  Thurston said, “Once properties are redeemed by the original owner or sold at public auction, the funds collected are returned to the county, where the property is located, one year after the collection date.”

Pinnacle Mountain 35th Anniversary Celebration

Pinnacle Mountain 35th Anniversary Celebration

Pinnacle Mountain 35th Anniversary Celebration

When: Saturday, June 29

Commencement Begins at 11 am

Meeting Place: Pinnacle Pavilion

 

Pinnacle Mountain State Park will be commemorating its 35th anniversary with this very special event.  Come and celebrate this event as presenters discuss the beginnings of Pinnacle Mountain State Park and how it has grown throughout the years.  Presenters include former Chief Naturalist of Arkansas State Parks Larrry Dablemont, Fomer Coordinator of the YCC and YACC Jim Killer and current State Parks Director Greg Butts.  Contact the park at (501) 868-5806 or by E-mail at pinnaclemountain@arkansas.com for more details.   

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.

Enrich Your Child’s Spring Break with Wildwood’s Junior Naturalist Camp

Enrich Your Child’s Spring Break with Wildwood’s Junior Naturalist Camp

Exploring Nature and the Arts
Spring Break Camp from March 18-22, 2013
Age Range 7-11 years

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Enrich your child’s spring break and join Wildwood for the first ever spring break camp led by the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists. The Park has teamed up with Bill Toland, Central Arkansas Master Naturalist’s liaison, to create a week-long nature adventure with outdoor projects and artistic experiences.

CAW: Burn to improve water quality

CAW: Burn to improve water quality

From an email to THV 11 News from Central Arkansas Water

What: In order to restore more natural conditions to our forests and improve wildlife habitat and water quality, Central Arkansas Water has partnered with The Nature Conservancy and other local, state, and private partners to complete controlled burns around the Lake Maumelle area in a safe and effective way.  CAW’s next scheduled burn will be completed on January 21, along Highway 10 in the area of Jolly Roger’s Marina.  The activity is expected to be completed in one day.

Where: The controlled burn will occur on approximately 100 acres along the south side of Highway 10, in the vicinity of Jolly Roger’s Marina.