Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mullins Creek clean up on Earth Day, from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at S. Garland AvenueMullins Creek is the name of the tributary of the Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River that originates at Cleveland Street on the east side of Razorback Road and drains much of the western portion of the University of Arkansas campus. It merges with College Branch, which originates on Markham Hill west of Razorback Road. The two emerge from twin rectangular culverts on the south edge of Leroy Pond Drive just southwest of Bud Walton Arena. When the combined streams pass under Martin King Drive near the stop light at S. Garland and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, they are joined by water flowing from Razorback Road and MLK (formerly 6th St.) and water coming off the north side of Rochier Hill and Indian Trail plus water from south side of the Fayetteville High School campus to form the Town Branch before it flows through a tunnel under the railroad and then through the Town Branch Neighborhood. The worst litter is found downstream, with much of it coming from the strip mall and its fastfood restaurants on the south side of MLK. Cleanup information below interactive aerial map.

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You will be able to park in Lot 56, which is immediately south of The Gardens on Razorback Road, after 1PM on Earth Day, without a parking permit, and without fear of being ticketed.  Thanks to UA Transit and Parking for helping us with this bit of logistics.


From: Nicholas Ray Brown
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:37 PM
To: Nick Brown
Subject: Mullins Creek clean up

To all –

                UA will hold its annual clean up of Mullins Creek on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM.  We’ll meet at the main pavilion in The Gardens on Razorback Road at 2:00 PM.  We’ll provide latex and leather gloves, trash bags, and free foodafter the cleanup.  We’ll organize teams that will start at Leroy Pond Rd (across the street from Bud Walton Arena) and will go as far downstream toward 15th Street as we can.   If some of you come willing and able to wade, we’ll be able to do a complete job.  We’ll have a safety officer on hand to remind you of how to stay safe.

Tyson Foods and Chartwells have combined to provide hot dogs and chicken sandwiches for our volunteers.  Big thanks to these two companies for being good neighbors to UA and to Mullins Creek.

The stream cleanup is an opportunity to walk the walk of environmental stewardship.  Hope you can join us!


Nick Brown

Nicholas R. Brown PhD
Director for campus sustainability
479.575.3591 ofc
479.879.0555 cell

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