Mulberry River

J. Froelich / KUAF

The nonprofit Mulberry River Society works to conserve the Mulberry River, build recreational access, and educate the public about riparian ecology. Key members recently gathered for a picnic meeting along the Little Mulberry to list major accomplishments, ongoing concerns and future plans.

Jacqueline Froelich

The Mulberry River, which flows through three rugged Ozark counties, was designated as a “National Wild and Scenic River” by Congress in 1992. But now the treasured recreational waterway is in trouble. Jacqueline Froelich takes us to a meeting of the newly formed Mulberry River Society to talk with several scientists on task.

MUSIC: "Mulberry Street" by Dylan Ryche

Arkansas Tech University's Ozark campus yesterday reported its tenth consecutive fall semester of enrollment growth, while enrollment at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith declined, due in part to an improving economy and a change in demographics for traditional high school students. Several area residents get ready to scour the Mulberry River as part of the Great Arkansas Cleanup this weekend, and a quarantine is placed on firewood in a number of Arkansas counties to prevent the spread of a particular pest that's harmful to ash trees.