Preparing to float Fourche Creek Photo: Audubon Arkansas

Fourche Creek

Discovery Day Wrap Up Report & Photos

Thanks to all our Friends of Fourche Creek.

Not just another cleanup, we offered guided tours as well. Take a tour of photos from Discovery Day. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Photo: Audubon Arkansas
They are in with Friends of Fourche Creek. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Preparing to float Fourche Creek Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Dan Scheiman, Chair of Friends of Fourche Creek shares our vision. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola spoke about the importance of Fourche Creek for the city. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Carol Bevis, Deputy Director of Regional Recycling District presented FoFC with 50 Bag Alongs. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Stephen O'Neal with Arkansas Game & Fish Commission recognized FoFC as a new Stream Team. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
State Senator Joyce Elliott is a Friend of Fourche. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Greg Ramon, Little Rock Wastewater Utility CEO, is a Friend of Fourche. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Volunteers hard at work. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
You can fish Fourche, just don't eat the fish. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Volunteers are a valuable resource. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
3M gives of their time. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Geocaches are waiting to be found at sites along Fourche Creek. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Bird Fourche Creek! Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Volunteers of all ages can be Friends of Fourche. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Thanks to First Security Bank for feeding our hungry, hard working volunteers. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Little Rock Wastewater Utility urges you to can the grease and can the trash. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Debbie Doss, Arkansas Canoe Club member, prepares canoes for launch. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Float Fourche! Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Float Fourche Creek, discover the beauty within the city. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Part of the two tons of trash collected. Photo: Audubon Arkansas
Part of the tire dump discovered under the I-30 bridge just downstream from Interstate Park. Photo: Audubon Arkansas

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Friends of Fourche Creek wish to thank all who participated in Fourche Creek Discovery Day on October 29. Through the combined effort of 160 volunteers (including representatives from 3M, Little Rock Wastewater Utility, Perry County 4-H, and UALR) who put in a collective 650 hours, another 106 bags of trash plus miscellaneous bulky items were pulled from Fourche Creek at Interstate Park. Also collected were 82 tires, just a portion of the major dump discovered below the I-30 bridge. All of that weighed over 2 tons!

Besides picking up litter, folks had fun discovering a few of the many recreational opportunities Fourche Creek and its wetlands have to offer – floating, fishing, birding, botanizing, and geocaching. Fourche Creek has the potential to be an incredible natural and recreational resource that improves the livability and desirability of Little Rock. To clean it up and improve the infrastructure it is going to take a continued investment in time, money, leadership, and public support. We thank you for your support and ask you to discover more ways you can be an advocate for Fourche Creek.

Thanks again!

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