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Lakes open Jan. 15

Lake Sequoyah and Lake Fayetteville are closed until Jan. 15 for the usual seasonal closure. Hiking and biking trails remain open.

Annual city fishing permits for the two lakes may be purchased when the lakes reopen.

Talk focuses on waterfalls

Waterfalls in the region are the topic of a program at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area.

Information will include the best times to see waterfalls, where they are located and photographs of several area waterfalls. Flip Putthoff, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette outdoors reporter, is the presenter.

For information on all park programs and events, call the visitor center, 479-789-5000.

Event features wildlife

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area hosts its annual "Wonders of Wildlife" event on Jan. 19. The day features a variety of programs and activities related to wildlife and nature.

For details call the visitor center, 479-789-5000.

Trip explores nature trail

Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will host a field trip Feb. 2 along the Eagle Watch Nature Trail at Swepco Lake. Meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead two miles west of Gentry on Arkansas 12.

The trip involves an easy one-half mile hike through a meadow to viewing areas near the lake. There is good potential to see bald eagles, waterfowl, hawks and songbirds.

Anyone interested in birds is welcome. Audubon membership isn't required. For details call Joe Neal, 479-521-1858.

Naturalists seek members

Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists are accepting applications for new member training.

Benton County classes start Jan. 19. Carroll County classes start Jan. 21. Washington and Madison county classes start Jan. 26. Most classes are on alternating Saturdays. Carroll County classes are planned for Monday evenings with field work on Sunday afternoons.

Cost is $135 for training, plus $30 annual dues. Cost is $80 for an additional family member if materials are shared.

For information email or visit

Sports on 01/08/2019

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