We are an Arkansas non-profit organization devoted to creating a forum where individuals, groups, and governmental agencies can work together to preserve, restore and enhance these beautiful rivers.
Our goal is to educate our membership and the general public about the activities that are affecting these rivers and the watershed of the North Fork and Central White River in order to have a meaningful voice in determining their future.
Friends of the Rivers – Oppose RIP of 2015 – Protect the Water!
What happens upstream, in small streams and wetlands, affects downstream rivers, lakes, and beaches where we swim and fish. Small streams are the source for much of the water in our rivers. They provide critical habitat and filter out pollutants. Wetlands act like a sponge to store floodwaters and recharge groundwater supplies. Yet, today these critical upstream waters are not fully protected by the Clean Water Act.
Help protect drinking water, by protecting our streams and wetlands. Act now – and participate in this once-in-a-generation chance to boost the resiliency of headwater streams facing pollution and to stem the tide of wetlands loss. Call your representatives and ask them to oppose H.R. 1732 – Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 (RIP).
Urge their support for protection of our wetlands and streams – and oppose any legislative action that will delay or block the implementation of the Clean Water Rule. Click here for full article.
Crooked Creek Clean-up and Crawfish Boil Sunday, June 7th, 2015 – Fred Berry Pavilion in Yellville
This is a fund-raising event for Friends of the North Fork and White River. Funds are used for programs, education and organizational outreach. Click here for more information.