Buffalo National River Partners to hold first meeting at Tyler Bend

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The first general membership meeting of the Buffalo National River Partners will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Tyler Bend Visitor Center Pavilion, 32 miles south of Harrison off U.S. Hwy. 65, on Sept. 27.

Anyone who enjoys what the river offers to them, be it camping, floating, fishing, nature, education or horseback riding, is invited to join the Partners to hep preserve and protect the Buffalo. The event is free.

Music will be provided by Shawn Porter and Pat Villines, and there will be ice cream and cookies, activities for the kids, and door prizes.

For more information, call (870) 365-2881 or (870) 704-9114, e-mail BNPinc@gmail. com, or visit BNRPartners.org.

The Partners formed because of common interests in the Buffalo River with purposes dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, preservation and protection of the Buffalo River.

The goals of the Partners are to provide volunteer and financial resources to Buffalo National River which will assist with a variety of projects to enhance facilities, improve visitor experiences and preserve the unique natural and cultural features of the Buffalo National River.

Additionally, the Partners raise funds for specific projects and programs that assist the National Park Service, provide a variety of volunteer opportunities and promote responsible use of Buffalo National River.

Many lives have been touched by the majesty of this river, creating a strong desire to see this wonderful place preserved for all generations to enjoy.

The Partners rely on the generosity of public and private corporations, though memberships and donations from private foundations and organizations interested in the preservation and enhancement of national parks.

Buffalo National River Partners, Inc. is designated as a not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations made to the Partners group are tax deductible. The Partners operate in concert with the National Park Service via a Memorandum of Agreement.

For more information, email BNRPING@gmail.com, on the Web at bnrpartners.org, or call (870) 365-2881 or (870) 704-9114.

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