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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Rogers Receives Watershed Guardian Award for Water Quality Management

Watershed Guardian Award

The City of Rogers Department of Community Development was selected as a recipient of the Watershed Guardian Award by the Beaver Watershed Alliance. Community Development Department and Parks & Recreation Department staff were on hand to receive the award yesterday afternoon at City Hall.

This award goes to organizations who have gone above and beyond to work towards good water quality management for the region. Notable accomplishments for Rogers this year include low impact development features at the Railyard Park and Lake Atalanta as well as community education opportunities such as the Lake Atalanta LID Lunch & Learn, which discussed native plants, permeable pavers and other low impact development features of the park.

Rogers continues to increase stormwater infrastructure across the city as well. For more information on water quality and stormwater management in the City of Rogers, view the city’s Drainage Manual: https://www.rogersar.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5065/Drainage-Manual-2-9-21-PDF

"The City of Rogers has gone above and beyond good work by adopting and installing LID features throughout your community, addressing stormwater improvements, educating the community about water, coordinating stewardship events with the Alliance and other partners, and so much more." 

- Becky Roark, Executive Director Beaver Watershed Alliance

"We work hard to be good stewards of the development in Rogers and address stormwater proactively. We see a narrow window to ensure the region protects the water supply, its citizens’ property, and to protect the natural beauty that makes this area so special. We take this very seriously."

- John McCurdy, Director Department of Community Development, City of Rogers

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