The Byrd Lake Natural Area Appreciation Day and cleanup effort will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21, at Byrd Lake on 43rd Avenue.


Arkansas residents are invited to participate in the outdoor recreation-based stewardship event, according to a news release.


“Join us in the effort to clean up litter to beautify Pine Bluff and prevent stormwater carrying the trash to Byrd Lake,” a spokesman said.


The event is intended to draw attention to and take care of a natural resource that provides multiple benefits to Arkansans, visitors, and downstream neighbors, according to the release.


Partners in the event include Keep Arkansas Beautiful, the City of Pine Bluff, and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.


Details: Jefferson County urban stormwater agent John Pennington at jhpennington@uaex.edu or visit http://www.uaex.edu.