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.
The Big Picture
Start your tour of our website under the tab “The Big Picture”. Introduce yourself to Karst Topography and how it impacts our water quality. In addition, we offer simple tips for conserving/preserving our resources; explain the importance of a riparian zone and our concerns about storm water run-off.
All over our country, communities are spending millions of dollars to “restore” rivers that have been devastated. Here’s an idea… let’s not destroy ours in the first place. Your individual actions will make the difference… get involved… be a Friend of our rivers…
Crooked Creek Clean-up and Crawfish Boil Sunday, May 17th, 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. More details will be posted as they develop. View information from previous boil here.
EPA announces the availability of the final report “Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence”
The focus of the report is on surface and shallow subsurface connections by which small or temporary streams, nontidal wetlands, and open waters affect larger waters such as rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries. It summarizes current scientific understanding about how streams and wetlands, singly or in aggregate, affect the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of downstream waters.