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'Going Batty' at Hot Springs National Park

'Going Batty' at Hot Springs National Park

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — This Friday, August 12 at 8:30 p.m., a park ranger will present an evening program about the bats that live in Hot Springs National Park. Are bats rats with wings?  Can one bat eat more mosquitoes in one night than 20 bug zappers? At the Gulpha Gorge campground amphitheater, a park ranger will reveal the truth about this helpful, yet misunderstood mammal.  We might even see a bat or  two!

Gulpha Gorge Campground is located on U.S. Hwy 7-S, a short distance off U.S. Hwy 70 East on the eastern edge of Hot Springs.  The amphitheater is located at the north end of the campground.  All programs are free and weather-permitting.  For more information, call 501-620-6715.

Hot Springs National Park is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center is open from  9 a.m.

Hot Springs National Park events

Hot Springs National Park events

Evening Program at Gulpha Gorge Campground Amphitheater

 “The Bear Facts” – On Friday, June 24, 2011,

 

Hot Springs, AR— Friday, June 24 at 8:30 p.m., a park ranger will present a 45 minute program about Black Bears. Arkansas was once known as “The Bear State.” Are there bears at Hot Springs National Park?  Come find out the answer to this and other questions about our largest native mammal at this amphitheater program.

 

Evening Program at Gulpha Gorge Campground Amphitheater

 “Who wants to be an Ornithologist?” – On Wednesday, June 29, 2011,

Hot Springs, AR— Wednesday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m., a park ranger will present a 45 minute program about our winged feathered friends.

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.

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.