Carroll County River Cleanup - May 31, 2014
The Carroll County portion of the yearly Kings River Cleanup went off without a hitch. Nearly four dozen participants divided up into five groups and picked up trash and debris from Rock House Access to the Romp Hole Access near the Missouri state line -- 38 miles in total. Over all, less trash was collected than in previous years, indicating that people are beginning to recognize the importance of caring for this fabulous resource.
A large number of tires were collected however. Landowners sometimes use old tires to try and prevent or reduce erosion. During hard rains or flooding, these tires are washed into the river and along the shoreline. Between the two annual clean up efforts, a total of 121 tires were removed. This is only a few tires short of a record. Afterwards, the participants were treated to a picnic meal. music and door prizes generously donated by a number of sponsors, The kayak drawing was also held, and the winner was Nathan Bolerjack of Berryville.
A big THANK YOU to all who came out to help keep this river beautiful! Thank you for the continued help of the Carroll County Waste Authority and the Bluegrass Band, Southern Zephyr.
Special thanks to Scout Troop 67 lead by Scoutmaster Bruce Bieske, as well as to the local landowners who allowed us to store trash on their property until we could return to haul it off.
On the left: Cleanup crew at Stoney Point with their stash of trash! On the right: tractor tire extraction in progress.
Thirty one businesses and organizations from Carroll County and Northwest Arkansas generously supported this year's river cleanup. Please support them and say thanks the next time you visit them!
|Kings River Outfitters||Kings River Rapids LLC||Ozark Mountain Trading Co.|
|Arkansas Game and Fish||Riverview Resort, Eureka Springs||Turner Bend Store, Cass Arkansas|
|Byrds Adventure Center, Cass Arkansas||Buffalo River Canoe, Mt. Sherman||Lost Valley Canoe and Lodging, Ponca|
|Good Times Pizza||Geraldis on the Square||Pizza Hut of Berryville|
|Old Mexico Restaurant||Las Playitas II||KFC in Berryville|
|Berryville Ford||Berryville Liquor||Main Street Liquor|
|Steves Septic Service||Country Rooster, Green Forest||Beaver Dam Store|
|Keel’s Creek Winery||Gazebo Books||Nelson Leather|
|Sparky’s||It’s A Small World||Granny’s Place|
|Crescent Moon Beads||Jewel Box||Fain’s Herbacy|
|Wild Blue Yonder|