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The Friends of Fourche Creek

Speaker: Dr. Dan Scheiman, Audubon Delta

The Friends of Fourche Creek is a volunteer coalition of partners dedicated to the restoration, protection, and enhancement of the Fourche Creek ecosystem and to creating and sustaining a first-class urban greenspace for those who live, work, and play in the watershed.

Fourche Creek is Little Rock’s main waterway. The creek, watershed, and wetlands provide valuable ecological services for the city. Yet being an urban waterway, it also polluted. The vision of the Friends of Fourche Creek is a flourishing Fourche Creek Preserve and Water Trail where Little Rock residents and visitors can canoe and kayak past ancient cypress trees, fish, hike, watch wildlife, geocache, learn about nature, and escape urban life, all within the heart of the city. Through partnerships we are working to restore and revitalize Fourche Creek for the benefit of the environment and a wide variety of public uses.

Dr. Dan Scheiman is Plants for Birds Program Manager for Audubon Delta, a regional office of the National Audubon Society, based at the Little Rock Audubon Center. Dan has a B.S. from Cornell University, M.S. from Eastern Illinois University, and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He and his coworkers advocate for birds, restore wildlife habitat, and help Arkansans improve their local environments.  He has been birding for over 25 years. Since moving to Arkansas in 2005 to work for Audubon he has seen 365 of the 422 bird species documented in the state.