Sunday, April 4, 2010
Eureka Springs ads another attraction for nature lovers.
The Nature Conservatory has just completed the purchase of a seven mile stretch of land bordering the Kings River, which has been designated by the State of Arkansas as an "Extraordinary Resource Waterbody." The decision to purchase followed a scientific study that assessed the water quality of the river as well as the presence of several rare species of wildlife that inhabit the land. The tract of land will be known as the Kings River Preserve. Environmentalists, boaters and fishermen celebrate the acquisition because it will permanently protect 4,561 acres of beautiful unspoiled land and water. Best of all, the purchase will enhance Eureka Springs as a tourist destination since the land will be preserved for recreational use, especially for nature lovers drawn by it ecological significance. For more information, visit the Conservatory's website: www.nature.org/arkansas.