ARC Press Release
Arkansas River Coalition Members Clean Up for Riverfest
The yearly Riverfest celebration wouldn't be as appealing if it weren't for local organizations like the Arkansas River Coalition. Along with the Sierra Club and other concerned citizen based groups, the ARC focuses their attention on the banks of the river. Anyone of like mind is welcome to join.
The current of the river tends to pick up debris and deposit it along the banks. This garbage not only damages the water in the river as well as the habitats in it but also creates a trashy atmosphere for the "Riverfest." Most of the trash is on the bank but depending on how low the water is, sometimes the clean up involves a little wading. Russ Icke, president of the ARC, said he once found an entire computer washed up on a sand bar in the middle of the river.