For busy downtown workers in the capital city of Little Rock, there are a number of oasis destinations. If you haven’t been to the Bill Clark wetlands park on the Clinton Presidential Library grounds, then you’re missing the latest.
In our latest Clean and Green segment, we wander through the boardwalk and the brush to find out more.
The William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Park Wetlands is a peaceful respite from bustling downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Here among the elderberry bushes, alligator weed and native iris, time takes a back seat on a stroll along the wetlands 9 acres.
As an educational showcase for nature and wildlife, this restored habitat opened a year ago and many creatures already call it home. The development of the wetlands was a collaborative effort among the city of Little Rock, the state game and fish commission, the William J. Clinton foundation, and several other agencies.
High above from the old railroad bridge now turned pedestrian bridge next to the Clinton Presidential Park, you can get a stunning view of the whole wetlands project.
Learn more about the wetlands development, how it is preventing litter from finding its way into the Arkansas River, and how bats are being recruited to help with insect control and to avoid damage to downtown’s buildings in this video.
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