Our principal purpose is
the preservation of wild and scenic rivers, wilderness, and unique natural areas.
Conservation • Education • Recreation
Outings and Activities
Hiking the Last 200 Miles of the Applachian Trail Join us for Brian Thompson’s presentation on the last 200 miles of the Appalachian Trail. It’s reported that to cover the total distance of the 2,180-mile journey takes about 5 to 6 months to complete and costs about $1000/month. Here’s our chance to hear from an expert what it’s really like. Refreshments and social time start at 6:30pm, and then Brian’s presentation starts at 7pm. A short chapter meeting will follow the presentation. […]Find out more
Saturday, September 29, will be Highlands Chapter’s first hike of this season. The plan will be to meet at the canoe launch/horse camp area of Steel Creek and hike on the Buffalo River Trail (BRT) to the Ponca Low Water Bridge and then return to Steel Creek on the Old River Trail (ORT). The return on the ORT will include river crossings just down from the low water bridge and again just above Steel Creek. Hikers who don’t wish to get wet feet may return to Steel Creek on the BRT. […]Find out more
Let's do a nice easy hike to start off the hiking season. We will hike down to Cedar Falls Creek and then hike up to the falls and back. Wonderful hike if you've never done it. We will have lunch at the Mather Lodge Restaurant when we get back up. Bring water and sturdy shoes. Meet at the Morgan McDonald's at 8am to carpool or be at Mather Lodge by 9:30am. Easy 3 Miles.Find out more
Hosted by The Butler Center/Central Arkansas Library System See and hear the history of one of Arkansas' most significant environmental victories, the 1992 "SAVE THE RIVER PARKS' campaigns. Meet the campaign and legal team who preserved Little Rock's river parks, Rebsamen Park and Murray Park. Those efforts led to development and preservation of parks, trails and bridges that today are the recreational "crown jewels" of Central Arkansas.Find out more