Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Governor signs House Bill 1577 on March 16, 2009, with Northwest Arkansas sponsor and supporters on hand

House Bill 1577
Please click on images to ENLARGE view of Governor signing HB 1577 in lower photo and Bob Caulk (from left) of the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association, Delia Haak of the Illinois River Partnership, Joyce Hale of the Sierra Club holding a copy of the bill, and legislator Uvalde Lindsey, the chief sponsor of the bill, after the signing.
Hale, a northwest Arkansas environmental activist associated with the Sierra Club, League of Women voters, OMNI Center for Peace Justice and Ecology, the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association and many other conservation groups, was a leading proponent of the effort to get legislative backing for the measure to encourage protection of riparian zones, wetland and other important elements of Arkansas' waterways.

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