Beaver Watershed Alliance (springdale, AR)


  • Name:john pennington

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Beaver Watershed Alliance
  • Address:614 E. Emma Ave, Ste m438
    springdale, AR 72764
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:4799703550

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  • Mission:
  • To proactively protect, enhance, and sustain the water quality of Beaver Lake and the integrity of its watershed through outreach and education, scientific investigation, and voluntary best management practice implementation

  • Overview:
  • Beaver Lake is the drinking water source for 1 in 7 Arkansans, and was recognized as a piece of natural infrastructure important to northwest Arkansas. As such, Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA) was formed in response to the development of the Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy in 2009. in 2011 BWA received 501(c)3 status and has since grown very rapidly and become highly functional. Current focuses of the of BWA are to establish a good reputation and working relationship with watershed stakeholders including: business, municipalities, landowners, recreationists, conservationists, developers, water utilities, and agricultural producers. Much of this step has been accomplished but the Beaver Lake Watershed is about 1,200 square miles in size and it takes a while to reach all of the stakeholders. While working to establish good relations with stakeholders, BWA has also been working to provide educational information about water quality, the watershed features and issues, and appropriate best management practices that are needed to help maintain and improve water quality. Additionally BWA has been working to prioritize areas for watershed improvements to the parcel level so that detailed environmental improvement opportunities can be categorized and appropriate resources can be sought to address specific water quality issues. Water quality issues of the Beaver Lake Watershed include: Increased urbanization, streambank erosion, dirt road runoff, unhealthy forests, nutrient and sediment runoff from pastures, lawns, and construction sites, and wastewater treatment. To date BWA has engaged 6,500 landowners with conservation type programming, and has a wide range of needs to help landowners help water quality. Additionally, BWA has a wide range of needs in order to continue to facilitate watershed and water quality improvements such as prioritization in watersheds that have not yet been investigated, scientific studies to provide baseline information or to fill in gaps in existing information, and funding to assist in best management practice placement throughout the watershed. It is the hope of the organization that we can establish a source of sustainable funding for voluntary watershed protection efforts, but for the time being working to submit grants and raise funds is an every day activity.

  • History:
  • Beaver Lake is a man made reservoir in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas which was formed as part of the flood control act of 1944. Today this lake serves as the drinking water supply and source of community growth and economic development for northwest Arkansas. The water from Beaver Lake provides drinking water to 500,000 Arkansans (1 in 7), and is the life-blood of the regions economy and quality of life. In 2009 the Northwest Arkansas Council commissioned a Watershed Protection Strategy to be developed to guide protection efforts of Beaver Lake and its watershed. This process included a broad based effort to include stakeholders from all jurisdictions and walks of life. The result was a non-regulatory framework for addressing issues that are, and will continue to impact the watershed and lake negatively unless action is taken in a voluntary manner. Since creation of the document, a watershed council known as the Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA) was formed. In only 4 short years BWA has developed a strategic plan, updated the watershed protection strategy to comply with the EPA mandated nine-elements in order to receive Clean Water Act section 319(h) grants, and began to conduct the needed work of engaging stakeholders, implementing best management practices, and conducting the necessary science to best understand how to address water quality issues and where resources need to be allocated to produce measurable outcomes. Through private foundation and EPA 319 grants, BWA is has established relations with 10 percent of the watershed landowners and has a great understanding of their resource limitations and needs. The organization is now entering the territory where finances are needed to help create water quality improvements, and to continue to identify and prioritize water quality improvement opportunities to the parcel level.

  • Year established:2011
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:20
  • Staff size:4


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:45-2476224

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:452476224
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% NICOLE HARDIMAN
  • Organization Address:614 E EMMA M438
  • Organization City:SPRINGDALE
  • Organization State:AR
  • Organization Zip:72764-4634
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 2011
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C32
  • Asset Amount:$191,121
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$573,331
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$573,331
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 7:34:50 pm

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