March Fly of the Month
NAFF Meetings - 3rd Tuesday of the Month, 7:00 pm
Van Matre Senior Center
March President's Message
A number of members belong to various organizations that support preservation of rivers, creeks and waters as we know them. The old saying “out of sight, out of mind” may apply to the C & G Hog operation and impact on the Buffalo Nat’l River.
Have you contacted your State representative regarding the C&H operation and its impact on the Buffalo River? I admit I have not, but I’m planning to. If you intend to communicate with your State representative, the following are some pertinent concerns or points that you could make:
The Arkansas rules for environmental protection of our natural resource are weak or lax.
Other states by law prohibit the lagoon (cesspool) and spray field system.
C&H Hog farm on Bib Creek will adversely impact the air and water quality of the Buffalo.
Two millions gallons of untreated hog manure and waste cannot be distributed in the KARST terrain and fields near the hog facility.
Clay lined lagoons will leak (6000 gallon per acre is allowed), the sprayed fields will flood, hydrogen sulfide and other toxic fumes and particles will be discharged in the air and water.
Lagoon spray field systems fail. Ask NC.
Thanks for the feedback provided from the surveys. A number of the suggestions will be implemented with our March meeting.
Ken Sickles, NAFF President