Tour focus: River, the pig effect

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 6 a.m.

RYAN MCGEENEY/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette --06-03-2014-- Debbie Doss, conservation chair of the Arkansas Canoe Club, paddles down the Buffalo National River near Gilbert Tuesday morning. The club is part of a coalition of environmentally-oriented groups, including the National Parks Conservation Association and the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, that has been trying to call attention to concerns over potential pollution to the river from a controversial Newton County hog farm.

The stretch of the Buffalo National River from Grinder’s Ferry to Gilbert is an easy float for Monty Smith to handle.

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