archey Creek RestorationAt the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Nature Conservancy team gave a tour of the restoration project which has now passed the halfway mark.

The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas has undertaken a multi-stage stream restoration project of the Upper Little Red River area, headed by Joy DeClerk and sponsored in part by Southwestern Energy. Chamber members and interested residents visited with the team about the process and walked the areas of the stream at different stages of completion.

The conservation work is rebuilding & reinforcing the streambed to prevent erosion & mitigate flooding in the conservation area and along adjacent properties. The improved channel will allow a clear flow to Greers Ferry Lake with reduced sediment.

The program will also focus on replanting the banks with native species and regenerating the eco-system of the river.

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This 3 1/2 minute video shows a time-lapse of a similar restoration done by the NCA team in Garland County.

Read more & see project photos on the Restoration Project Blog: