Dave Evans is Arkansas Game and Fish Commission region 1 Stream Team coordinator. Mr Evans will present a program about stream teams/stream restoration at our Monday meeting.
Dave Evans was born and raised in the United States. He has lived in six different states and has at least passed through most of the other states. Evans has traveled to several different countries, including among others, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Canada and Costa Rica.
After obtaining a BS in Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville he spent the next 7 years working with poultry farmers in Benton and Madison counties.
During that period Dave developed hundreds of nutrient management plans for the environmentally sound utilization of poultry litter as a fertilizer source.
Dave Evans became one of the original Stream Team Coordinators and was assigned to work in the Ozarks and Boston Mountains. He has been at it for 14 years. To date hundreds of Stream Teams have been formed across the state. They consist of landowners for whom bank stabilization plans have been developed and installed, and adult groups such as Master Naturalists and Trout Unlimited who want to learn more about stream water quality and what they can do to help maintain that quality.
Perhaps the most important groups are the dozens and dozens of school where kids go to a stream of their choice 3 or 4 times a year and sample the waters chemical properties and its macroinverterbrate life to determine that creeks water quality.
By educating the kids and making them aware of the importance of good water we can help insure the future of the stream and rivers in Arkansas as well as those around the rest of the country.
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