While 2021 was not a repeat of 2020, we are all feeling the strong aftershocks of the Covid pandemic. For Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers, many of our normally scheduled annual events and outings were canceled or modified. We hope you were still able, like so many of us, to enjoy a part of all that is available in the middle White River watershed. Regardless of the circumstances, many of our good efforts have continued.
Scholarship Increases for 2022
Two $1000.00 scholarships to Arkansas State University at Mountain Home were awarded to qualified recipients in 2021.
Thanks to generous donations, our Board has approved an increase in the award in 2022. Two $2500.00 scholarships to Mountain Home High School students will be funded. Student applicants must participate in Stream Team and submit a Dodd Creek Stream Report based on their findings. The recipients’ selection will be based on their teacher recommendation and the Stream Team Report.
The $1000.00 Steven N. Wilson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to a Lyon College student studying biology and recommended by the Biology Department faculty. Steve Wilson was a past Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, a past member of our Board of Directors of FNFWR, and a native of Batesville.
Fun in the Sun
The Board will be conducting a planning meeting on January 17, 2022. We invite your input! We also encourage your participation as a Board member, as a committee participant, or as a volunteer at any of our events or Stream Team surveys. We look forward to opportunities promote a clean and healthy watershed.
Please support Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers’ efforts to protect our streams, lakes and rivers by:
Thank you again for your support.
President, Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers