New pavilion opens on river trail in North Little Rock

The Arkansas Master Naturalists and the Parks and Recreation Department for the city of North Little Rock, announced the opening of the  Arkansas Master Naturalists  Pavilion on the Arkansas River Trail.

The pavilion, above, is directly across from the Hatfield/McCoy Bridge at the junction of the Arkansas River Trail, the Isabella Jo Trail, the North Shore Trail and the Pfeifer Loop. 

Parking is at 4100 Cook’s Landing Road at the base of the Big Dam Bridge.

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“For 15 years, Central Arkansas Naturalist members have educated the public and introduced kids to the wonders of nature and the responsibility we all share in caring for it,” said Davis Thompson with the organizaiton. “[Our] volunteers have built trails, provided housing for birds, monitored the quality of rivers and lakes, picked up litter, removed invasive species, grown and planted native plants, and provided educated citizen scientists.”

The organization, which started in 2006, has donated more than 26,000 hours of support to keeping Arkansas beautiful.