White River named Blueway

National designation recognizes conservation efforts

Posted: January 10, 2013 at 3:39 a.m.

Alice Andrews with the Ozark Society talks with David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior following an announcement that named the White River, along with its watershed, as being designated the nation’s second National Blueway on Wednesday afternoon at the Peabody Hotel. National Blueways are nationally recognized rivers and their watersheds that are highly-valued recreational, social, economic, cultural, and ecological assets for the communities that depend on them.

Representatives of several federal agencies met Wednesday in Little Rock to name the White River and its watershed the country’s second National Blueway and to announce a series of federal efforts to preserve the quality of the river and to protect surrounding soil and wildlife.

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Arkansas, Pages 7 on 01/10/2013