Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D’Arc WMA, July 11

Hope, AR

Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the south end of the commuter parking lot at the I-630/I-430 intersection at Shackleford Road in Little Rock.  We will stop at the McDonalds in Hope (Exit 30 off I-30) around 9:00 a.m. for those in south Arkansas who would like to join us.  Or, meet us at Bois D’Arc WMA at 9:30 a.m.  Our target birds will be Purple and Common Gallinules and their young, Least Bittern, Anhingas, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, herons, egrets, and possibly an alligator or two!  Very little walking will be involved.  Bring scopes, plenty of water, snacks, and lunch.  There are several restaurants in Hope if you prefer.


Bois D‘Arc WMA is located 10 miles south of Hope.  Take Exit 30 off I-30 and turn east.  Go past McDonald’s, then under the railroad overpass.  At the light at the big intersection, turn right onto Hwy. 67.  Go 1/3 of a mile.  At the brown sign, turn left onto Hwy. 174.  Take Hwy. 174 south 6 miles to the stop sign at Spring Hill.  Turn right onto Hwy. 355.  Go west for 4 miles.  Turn right at the white wooden WMA sign just before the highway ends in the lake.  Follow the paved road and take the first gravel road to the left down to the lake.  GPS coordinates:  33.558062, -93.694239

July 9, 2015 – Regular Monthly Meeting

Greening Schools Across Arkansas

Speaker: Linda Smith, U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council – Arkansas Chapter is a nonprofit organization whose 300 members work to promote green buildings for everyone in the state. Come learn about new and renovated school buildings in every corner of Arkansas that save energy and water, and have demonstrated healthier indoor air quality. Find out what 90 student-led teams are doing with the Arkansas Green Schools Challenge to green their own campuses.

 Linda K. Smith became Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council – Arkansas Chapter in 2009.  She is an active community volunteer for large nonprofit construction projects and served as the owner’s representative for the renovation of the historic Junior League Building and as the Building Committee chair for the renovation of Second Presbyterian Church. In 2010, she was named the Jane Mendel Volunteer of the Year for the Little Rock School District. She currently serves on the Little Rock Sustainability Commission, as the Sustainer Advisor to the Junior League of Little Rock Nonprofit Center, on the Stewpot Board of Directors, on the Delta Gamma Alumnae Board, and on the Ferncliff Camp Construction Advisory Committee. Her passion is public school and math curriculum improvement.