Ground-Breaking Ceremony A Success

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Archey Fork Restoration Project ground-breaking ceremony on June 28th. We kicked everything off at 10:30am and were lucky to have fairly decent temperatures. Hey, it’s summer in Arkansas…what can you expect?

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Among the speakers were Scott Simon, The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas director, Mark Boling, President of V+ Development Solutions, Don Richardson, former Mayor of Clinton, and Joy DeClerk, the restoration project leader. After the ceremony, Joy led a field trip around the site to explain more of the project.

You will be seeing some action in the next couple of weeks, as we continue to transport equipment and materials to the site. Thank you to the local landowners that have donated approximately 200 tornado-damaged trees so far to the project. Construction will begin once the transportation of materials is complete.


We are so fortunate to have such great partners and a supportive and welcoming community in Clinton. Thank you again to our partners and friends!