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Cossatot River State Park has Full Fall Lineup

BY MELANIE WADE – Cossatot River State Park (CRSP) has several upcoming activities that will ensure you see some of the state’s most beautiful scenery, while helping out at the same time. They also have their annual half-marathon coming up that draws visitors from around the region. On September 16, CRSP will host Cossatot Citizens’ Day, in honor of Citizenship ...

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Flanary Presents Program to QOF

Shelley Flanary, Cossatot River State Park Interpreter, spoke to Quality of Life Outreach at the monthly meeting, Wednesday, July 12, at noon at LaVilla restaurant in Mena. Quality of Life Outreach is a local group that promotes health, safety, and wellness in Polk County. (www.qoloutreach.org; PO Box 1135, Mena, AR 71953.) Cossatot River State Park offers wholesome and informative programs of interest to ...

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Cossatot River State Park Offers Trio of Summer Camp Adventures

BY MELANIE BUCK – Cossatot River State Park will offer a series of Summer camps for kids while they are out on their annual Summer break from school. The camps will take participants on a variety of adventures, while providing life skills knowledge in the great outdoors. The first in the series is Kids Nature Camp, designed for ages 6-8, ...

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GREAT ARKANSAS CLEAN-UP: Cossatot River State Park Organizing Litter Pickup

SUBMITTED – Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area (September 6, 2016) – Volunteers are needed to participate in the annual fall litter pickup October 1, 2016 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. The cleanup is being held in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB). Litter can leave ...

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Flannery Speaks to Cove Branch Library

Cossatot River State Park Interpreter Shelley Flannery spoke to a group of outdoor enthusiasts at Cove Branch Library, Wednesday, December 16. Winter Weather Survival Skills was the first in the series of lectures on this topic. The interactive presentation included a video and several informative handouts. Residents of Polk County will not want to miss part 2, which is scheduled ...

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Cove Library Makes Melt-and-Pour Soap

Cossatot River State Park Interpreter Shelley Flanary discussed animal tracks identification at Cove Branch Library Wednesday, August 12th. Participants created melt-and-pour soap in animal track molds using a variety of scents and natural colors.

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Rawlings Presents at Cove Library

Folks at the Cove Branch of Polk County Library enthusiastically participated in the edu-tainment, “Know Your Way,” on Wednesday, January 14, at 4PM. Cossatot River State Park Certified Interpretive Guide Andrew Rawlings entertained while he taught participants the parts of the compass and how to use it to shoot a bearing. Guide Rawlings also explained topographical maps.  Polk County residents ...

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Cossatot River State Park Holds Annual ½ Marathon

[VANDERVOORT] Cossatot River State Park held their annual ½ Marathon Trail Run and Hike on Saturday, October 18, with 85 participants from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa. Carson Miller set a new marathon record running the 13.1-mile stretch down the State Park’s River Corridor Trail in 1:40:21 (1 hour 40 minutes and 21 seconds) and claimed the overall winner’s slot. ...

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