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Inaugural 'Arkansas Outdoors Expo'

Inaugural 'Arkansas Outdoors Expo'

New hunting and fishing show brings multitude of

outdoor vendors, events, experts to Conway Expo Center Aug. 20, 21

CONWAY, Ark. — A new hunting and fishing expo is coming to the Natural State. Sponsored by Sunrise Marine Center of Searcy and MURPHY USA, the inaugural Arkansas Outdoors Expo will be held August 20-21 at Conway’s brand new, 45,000 sq. ft.

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

AETN spotlights wildlife refuges

AETN spotlights wildlife refuges

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) —“Arkansas’s National Wildlife Refuges,” a special edition of “Exploring Arkansas,” will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) on Sunday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m.

“National Wildlife Refuges are the best of what ‘wild America’ has to offer,” host Chuck Dovish said. “There aren't any better places for children and adults alike to learn about the natural world.”

The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. Since its inception in 1903, the system has grown to more than 150 million acres, 553 national wildlife refuges and other units of the Refuge System, plus 38 wetland management districts.

Game and Fish Commission wants your input

Game and Fish Commission wants your input

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Due to the inclement weather, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has rescheduled the agency’s public input meetings. The meetings have been rescheduled, and in some cases relocated, for Tuesday, Feb. 8.

The meetings are part of the AGFC’s annual hunting-regulations process, giving hunters the opportunity to make comments and proposals for the 2011-12 hunting seasons.

The meetings will be held 7 - 9 p.m., Feb. 8, at the following locations:

Jonesboro - Forrest L.