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“The challenge goes on. There are other lands and rivers, other wilderness areas, to save and to share with all. I challenge you to step forward to protect and care for the wild places you love best.”

– Dr. Neil Compton

Our principal purpose is the preservation of wild and scenic rivers, wilderness, and unique natural areas.

Conservation  –  Education  –  Recreation

Mike Masterson Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Column 3/28/17

Time Posted on Mar 31 | author Posted by Carolyn Shearman

This column appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on 3/28/17: Used with Permission: MIKE MASTERSON: ‘Clearly malfeasant’ Geologist speaks By Mike Masterson A former 30-year veteran of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (wheeze) has written an explosive letter claiming malfeasance and flawed findings, saying that agency inexplicably failed to consult its own geologists before issuing […]
Dr. Joe Nix to Speak at April 24th Meeting of Friends of the River

Time Posted on Mar 31 | author Posted by Carolyn Shearman

Friends of the River – Annual General Membership Meeting  and “Fun-Raiser!! Monday, April 24, 2017 – Gather at 4:30 p.m at Josie’s Steakhouse on the White River – 50 Riverbank Rd., Batesville  72501 josiessteakhouse.com Make plans now to attend this celebration of the work we do together and share a look ahead at the challenges.  […]
ADEQ Regulation 5 Permit for C&H Hog Farm Out for Public Comment

Time Posted on Mar 8 | author Posted by Carolyn Shearman

C&H hog farms previously operated under an EPA general permit administered by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).  ADEQ no longer issues this type of permit and has published a draft regulation 5 permit for C&H – an Arkansas permit that allows no discharge from the facility.  The draft permit is out for public […]
May 16th-20th Bob Ritchie Celebration Float

Time Posted on Jan 24 | author Posted by Carolyn Shearman

The Ozark Society is holding a 5-day float on the Buffalo National River May 16th-20th as we celebrate our dear friend and member Bob Ritchie.  This float will start at Tyler Bend and will end at Riley’s on the White River.  Cost is $200. See the information below:
Bob Ritchie Memorial Donations

Time Posted on Dec 16 | author Posted by Carmen

If you would like to make a donation to the Ozark Society in memory of Bob Ritchie, please make out a check to “Ozark Society” and write “Bob Ritchie memorial” in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to: Kaye Ewart, Ozark Society Treasurer, 4508 Valley Brook Circle, North Little Rock AR, 72116,

Legal Fund Donations

In order to protect the Buffalo River from a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation now operating in the river’s watershed, we are requesting donations for our legal fund for our lawsuit against the FSA and SBA, and for our efforts to ban additional factory hog farms in the Buffalo River watershed.  You can click the button above to donate online.

If you would rather send a check, please mail it to: The Ozark Society, PO Box 2914, Little Rock, AR 72203.’ Write “Legal Fund’ in the memo line.

The Ozark Society is exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code. Contributions to the Ozark Society are deductible under section 170 of the code.