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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Woodpeckers can have a great year in Fayetteville if people will keep the damaged trees that die later from the ice storm

Please click on images to ENLARGE view of woodpecker on World Peace Wetland Prairie at about sunset on January 29, 2009.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Community garden planning going on in the neighborhood

January 24, 2009
Dear Neighborhood Association Leader,
We have organized a steering committee to help bring about community
gardens in Fayetteville and also to help provide supportive services
for them, if possible, such as networking and gardening education, tech
support etc. The folks from the city and the parks are excited about
it as we are. We are just beginning and are gathering information.
We want to find out where there are current community gardens and where
there is interest before moving forward. So we would appreciate you answering a few
quick questions.
1. Do you know of any community gardens in your neighborhood or area of
Fayetteville (community gardens are gardens that have involvement from
several families even if they are on private land)? If so, can you please
tell us where they are located and who we might contact to learn more about
them.
2. Do you know of any people in your neighborhood or area who are not
currently involved in community gardens but would like to be? If so, who?
3. Are there any people in your neighborhood or area who would be good
leaders to talk to about the gardening needs of your neighborhood? If so,
who?
Thank you for your cooperation and quick reply. We are meeting weekly and will be
happy to move forward with your feedback. Please just email me your information or call me if you like. My cell number is 283-2449.
Jo Ann Kaminsky
Kaminsky's shop is immediately east of Brenda's Bigger Burger on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard east of S. Hill Avenue.
Michael H. Thomas

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Red-shouldered hawk hunts from willow tree on Pinnacle Foods wet prairie adjacent to World Peace Wetland Prairie on January 21, 2009

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of red-shouldered hawk on Pinnacle Prairie, at the end of West 12th Street adjacent to World Peace Wetland Prairie in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The hawk is perched in a willow tree on alert for small birds and mammals on the prairie.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Council of Neighborhoods to have public meeting at Fayetteville Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday Jan. 15, 2009

The Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods will be holding an Open House, January 15, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Walker Room at the Fayetteville Public Library. Everyone is invited.

The purpose of the event is:
to build community,
encourage participation in the Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods,

· provide information about forming neighborhood associations, and

· provide information that is important to Fayetteville neighborhoods.


There will be information and representatives available on the following topics:

Community Development - Code Compliance - Building Safety - Solid Waste

Long Range Planning - Current Planning - Animal Services - Parks & Recreation

Urban Forestry - Water and Sewer - Trails - Sustainability - Transportation

Watershed Resource Conservation Center - Woolsey Wet Prairie

Communication/Mayor’s Transition Team - Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association
For more information contact:
Julie McQuade
Neighborhood Coordinator
City of Fayetteville
Planning Division
479-575-8253
125 W. Mountain Street
Fayetteville AR 72701
www.accessfayetteville.org

Friday, January 2, 2009

Lioneld Jordan sworn in as mayor of Fayettevile, Arkansas

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of Mayor Lioneld Jordan a few minutes after being sworn in by Judge Lindsey on Friday, January 2, 2009, being congratulated by admirers and supporters in the Washington County Courthouse.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Why is muddy water flowing in a normally clear Ozark Mountain stream on a sunny New Year's Day?

Please click on images to ENLARGE view of muddy water flowing on New Year's Day into the Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River.

For more images and a bit of explanation of this situation, please click the following link Silt-laden water pumped to the Town Branch by contractors flows to Beaver Lake
For a closer view of the pipe spewing water from Hill Place work site, please click on image to ENLARGE. Use cursor to move about and see the contrast between the flow from the pipe and the stream's normal clear water at right.


For more images and a bit of explanation of this situation, please click the following link Silt-laden water pumped to the Town Branch by contractors flows to Beaver Lake