Mississippi River State Park and the St. Francis National Forest are hosting a clean-up of the portions of the park in Phillips County, as part of the Great Arkansas Cleanup Saturday, September 22, 2018.  This event is promoted by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission and is a chance for groups, organizations, and individuals to participate in the stewardship of our public lands by volunteering to help pick up trash at Hornor Neck Lake, the road to the confluence of the St. Francis and Mississippi River, the area at the confluence, and the boat ramp of the St. Francis River.  Park staff will be at the Storm Creek Day Use area September 22nd, starting a 9 a.m. to hand out trash bags, gloves and assign sections of the pick-up area to volunteers. 

“Keeping our public lands litter free not only benefits the environment, it also increases visitors’ enjoyment of a place” said Tara Gillanders, park interpreter, Mississippi River State Park.    

We invite organizations and individuals to participate in this great service project.  Help keep some of your local fishing, swimming, birding, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing spots clean so we can all continue to enjoy the beauty of Hornor Neck Lake and the Confluence of the St. Francis and Mississippi Rivers.  Free T-shirts while they last. 

For further information, contact Mississippi River State Park at (870) 295-4040 or http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/mississippiriver/events/.  Mississippi River State Park is located just four miles southeast of Marianna on Arkansas Hwy 44.