On October 20th, 2017 The Nature Conservancy hosted an event to dedicate the Sustainable Rivers and Forests Initiative (SRFI) funded outdoor classroom at South Fork Nature Center. The event focused on engaging the community and thanking the partners for their commitment to conservation in the Greers Ferry watershed. Gates Rogers Foundation is very grateful forContinue Reading Gates-Rogers Outdoor Classroom Dedication
We’re thrilled to watch the construction progress on the new outdoor classroom pavilion at South Fork Nature Center! The project has come a long way since groundbreaking in April of this year. This exciting collaboration with The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas and BHP Billiton will be a huge asset to the learning facilities at ourContinue Reading South Fork Educational Pavilion Progress
There has been a flurry of activity on the outdoor classroom/pavilion build. We have made a lot of progress this month in completing the pavilion’s foundation in addition to starting the framing of the trusses. The Pavilion’s architect, Victor A. Mirontschuk, FAIA, with EDI International, visited the build site during the first week of July.Continue Reading Pavilion Update (August 2017)
Piles & more piles of logs From glade clearing, forest thinning, from road and site clearing…piles of logs ten feet to thirty feet long, mostly cedar. Logs, logs, and more logs in stacks here and there, everywhere! They must be moved out of the way, making room for parking, making room for construction of theContinue Reading Tim-ber!!
We have some exciting news to share! As part of the Sustainable Rivers and Forest Initiative with BHP Billiton announced last October, a new outdoor classroom pavilion is under construction at the South Fork Nature Center for the community to use. Builders broke ground this week and expect to complete the project by this fall.Continue Reading Announcement! Outdoor Pavilion Groundbreaking
That was the headline of a recent feature in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, highlighting a Nature Conservancy banquet held in honor of a new partnership with BHP Billiton. Representatives of the Nature Center & the Greers Ferry Lake area were present to commemorate the $14mil conservation grant that will help preserve water quality & habitatContinue Reading “Cheers for Greers”