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Cossatot Conservation Camp at Gilham Lake

Cossatot Reefs Camp Ground at Gilham Lake was the setting for the 2017 Conservation Camp held on June 1st and 2nd.  This is the 11th year that the Rich Mountain and Cossatot Conservation Districts organized this event for students entering the 6th – 9th grades.  Campers participated in programs focused on conservation, ecosystems, and stewardship while learning plant and animal identification, navigation with GPS and compass, ATV safety, outdoor survival and more.  Activities included seining for fish, a fishing derby, a nature hike, snorkeling, and a scavenger hunt.  Programs were put on with the help of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, University of Arkansas Extension 4-H, and Arkansas State Parks.

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