Local Cleanups



Scull Creek Litter Cleanup (Hosted by 37 North and Pack Rat Outdoor Center) https://www.facebook.com/events/1130481607155877/

Sunday, September 29, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Meet at the parking lot where the Scull Creek Trail crosses North Street (right across from the Marion Orton Recycling Center).

Volunteers will be broken into teams, and then the race to pick up the most litter will begin! Run, jog, or walk to the intersection of Meadow Valley Trail, then round back to the parking lot by 11:00 a.m. to sort, weigh, and give mad props (and some sweet swag) to the team that collects the most litter. Volunteers are encouraged to join for this fun, competition style stewardship event!

Greenway Bed Maintenance (Hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists) https://www.facebook.com/nwamasternaturalists/

Monday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parking available at the lot by the Walker Park Batting Cages

The NWA Master Naturalists installed two native plant demonstration beds along the Razorback Greenway in 2016/2017 and are doing annual fall bed-prep and maintenance. Volunteers will be mulching, weeding, pruning and spreading mulch. The beds are located at the 0 Mile Marker of the Razorback Greenway and at the end of 13th Street in Walker Park. Please bring gloves, and forks for mulch spreading if you have them. For more information please contact: gergeric@uark.edu

Annual Lake Fayetteville Fall Cleanup (Hosted by Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership) https://www.facebook.com/events/1849946465136354/

Saturday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Check- in: Headquarters- Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center, 599 E Lakeview Dr. 

Join us for a day of stewardship to help keep Lake Fayetteville beautiful! Volunteers will pick up litter on the lake, along the lake shores and surrounding areas. Personal kayaks and canoes are welcome and encouraged! Carpooling is strongly suggested, as parking can be limited. Water, gloves and cleanup supplies provided. Lunch and door prizes provided for volunteers at 11:30 at the Environmental Study Center. For more information, contact Melissa McCarver at 479-719-5520 or info.lfwp@gmail.com.

Kessler Campaign – Spellbound Trail Build (Hosted by Ozark Off Road Cyclists) https://www.facebook.com/events/490648668415837/

Multiple Dates: October 12 & October 19, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 2600 W Judge Cummings Road, Kessler Mountain Regional Park

Come play in the dirt with us to support Kessler Mountain and the Kessler Campaign by volunteering to hand-build trail with the OORC! We ask that volunteers please wear sturdy shoes and brings gloves and hydration. The OORC will provide the tools and education.” We will meet at the main trailhead and shuttle to the top.

Lake Sequoyah Cleanup: (Hosted by City of Fayetteville, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Keep Fayetteville Beautiful and the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District) https://www.facebook.com/events/493463124551602/

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Lake Sequoyah Marina, 6608 E Lake Sequoyah Drive, Fayetteville AR, 72701

This is the 6th annual Lake Sequoyah Cleanup and volunteers will be helping our local water quality by cleaning the shores, roads, trails and hillsides of this water body that eventually flows into Beaver Lake. We ask our volunteers to please wear your muck/rain boots if you’ve got them so we can clean up along the muddy shoreline where most of the floating trash collects. All are welcome to bring kayaks/canoes, and a motorized boat will run interested volunteers to shores. Water, gloves and supplies provided; lunch and door prizes provided for volunteers at 11:15. Contact kjones@fayetteville-ar.gov for more info.

Make A Difference Day (Hosted by the Beaver Watershed Alliance) https://www.facebook.com/events/2762053227190723/

Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 am. 10 West 15th St. Parking Lot (near the skate park and new splash pad).

Help make a difference in the Beaver Lake watershed by removing invasive bush honeysuckle along Fayetteville's Spout Springs Branch! The Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA), in partnership with the City of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas Volunteer Action Center will engage volunteers in removing invasive species along Spout Spring. Drinks and snacks will be provided to volunteers..

Veterans Park Invasive Plant Removal (Hosted by the Fayetteville Environmental Action Committee)

Tuesday, October 29, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. 4451 N Vantage Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Join in the effort to remove invasive honeysuckle, privet and oriental bittersweet vine between Veterans Park and the lake edge, re-opening the understory so that native plants in the seedbank will have the space and sunlight needed to re-emerge. We never know what native species will pop up once the invasives are removed! Protective long-sleeve clothing recommended, closed-toe shoes required.

Please contact lolson@fayetteville-ar.gov for more info.

Clarence Craft Park Invasive Plant Removal (Hosted by the Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board) https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/730/Urban-Forestry-Advisory-Board jscott@fayetteville-ar.orgSaturday, November 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Clarence Craft Park 1650 N. Jordan Lane, Fayetteville AR This park was named after the late Clarence Craft, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and active VA Medical Center volunteer. Volunteers will gain instruction on non-native invasive plant identification and removal techniques, and will help to remove bush honeysuckle and Chinese privet from the areas surrounding this hidden away park and quaint neighborhood pond. Water and tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to wear protective clothing and must wear closed-toe sturdy shoes.Brooks-Hummel “Bushwhack” (Hosted by the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association)  Sunday, November 3, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. (Nov. 10 rain/snow date.) Brooks-Hummel Nature Preserve Location Link (Nestled on the hill between Evelyn Hills & First United Presbyterian Church.)Volunteers will help remove bush honeysuckle and Chinese privet from this nature preserve, one of Fayetteville’s hidden gems. No prior experience necessary, training is provided on site. Protective long-sleeve clothing recommended, closed-toe shoes required. Please contact Tom Dureka at tdureka@gmail.com to rsvp and for information on parking and logistics. 


Lake Wilson Cleanup & Eco Fair:  (Hosted by City of Fayetteville, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Pack Rat Outdoor Center, Keep Fayetteville Beautiful & more!) https://www.facebook.com/pg/FayettevilleParksAndRecreation/events/?ref=page_internal


Saturday, November 2, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. (Refreshments & prizes begin at 11:00) Lake Wilson Dam, 4483 S. Lake Wilson Road, Fayetteville AR, 72701 

Please join us for our second annual Lake Wilson Cleanup & Eco Fair. Several local stewardship agencies have collaborated to celebrate the beauty of this underappreciated Fayetteville lake, while providing the opportunity for residents to learn more about recycling, land conservation and what you can do to protect water quality. Volunteers will spread out around the lake to collect litter, and will have the option to follow local experts on guided hikes learning about the local ecology while collecting litter. Muck boots and hiking shoes recommended and protective clothing encouraged. Contact kjones@fayetteville-ar.gov for more info.


Race Series Events: Fayetteville Parks and Recreation is always looking for volunteers to help with our Race Series Events throughout the year, including the So Fay 10k, coming up on October 26 and the Frozen Toes 15k on January 18. If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact thoover@fayetteville-ar.gov.


To schedule a small or large group cleanup contact:

Heather Ellzey
Environmental Educator 

hellzey@fayetteville-ar.gov  479-718-7687 


Kristina Jones
Volunteer & Community Programs Coordinator