Arkansas Valley RC&D Area - AARC&D

ARKANSAS RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 

Arkansas River Valley RC&D Area

Counties Served;  Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Pope, Scott, Sebastian, and Yell

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Project Highlights

FFA Field Day

Each year the Arkansas River Valley sponsors an FFA field day at the Booneville Fairgrounds.  Over 800 students from 40 schools compete in  horticulture, forestry, soils, crops, livestock, dairy cattle, poultry, and other areas.

Awards are given in each area.  This is a cooperative effort that involves volunteers several local, state, and federal agencies, along with about 50 local volunteers.  The field day is growing each year, with schools from as far away as Gurdon to the south and Bruno-Pyatt to the north attending.

Point Remove Wetlands Reclamation and Irrigation Project

The Arkansas River Valley RC&D Council is a sponsor of the Point Remove Wetlands Reclamation and Irrigation Project in Pope and Conway counties.

This is a water conservation and wildlife management project that will help restore wetland habitat on about 5,200 acres and provide irrigation water for about 11,000 acres.

 Water will be lifted from the Arkansas River and delivered to the wildlife management areas and crops using this flume and existing channels.

This project is a joint effort with the local Improvement District, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Ducks Unlimited, The Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission, and USDA-NRCS.  NRCS is constructing the water delivery system at an estimated cost of $8 million

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Assistance is available without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap, marital status or national origin.

Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation
and Development Councils, Inc.
2058 Highway 95 Solgohachia, AR 72156
501-354-7900