Save the Buffalo, Again Feb. 3rd

Mon, Feb 3, White River TU Meeting

Mike Kelly is a board member of the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance. He will appear at the Arkansas White River TU meeting on Monday, February 3rd to give an update of the issues about the hog production facility located in the Buffalo River Watershed.

The "Save the Buffalo - Again" campaign is necessary because a 6,500 hog industrial farm has been built on the banks of Big Creek. Planning for this development is deeply flawed and it threatens to destroy the fragile ecosystem of the river just 5 miles away. Buffalo National River/National Park Service was not consulted prior to Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality(ADEQ) issuing a permit for this confined animal feeding operation(CAFO) nor was the general public notified. BRWA believes that this operation constitutes a threat to the environment and is a health hazard.

Mike Kelly will present a short video produced locally about the Mt. Judea problem as well as a power point of issues and what needs to be done to prevent future damage to the pristine waters of North Arkansas.

The Arkansas White River Chapter meets the first Monday of each month at El Chico’s Restaurant, Hwy 62 Bypass in Mountain Home. Social/dinner hour is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The meeting starts promptly at 7:00 and will last 60-90 minutes, including the evening presentation.

There is a small buffet that varies monthly (tacos, enchiladas, fajitas). The meal costs around $10.00 per person. You may choose to order off their regular menu or skip the meal. There is also a cash bar.


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