Public Outreach

Public Outreach and Assistance Division

Becky Allison, Public Outreach Manager, 501-682-0978


Quick Links

Your Access Point To ADEQ

The Public Outreach and Assistance Division is the place to start when you don’t know where to go at ADEQ. Our staff can:

Call the ADEQ Help Line: (501) 682-0923
Send Public Outreach and Assistance an E-Mail

Public Participation In ADEQ Permitting

ADEQ’s public outreach team helps Arkansans participate in environmental permitting processes.

We organize informational open-house events, public hearings and other meetings. Call us for information about when and where public hearings will be held, or to get copies of draft permits. We can answer questions about permitting processes.

Contact:

Becky Allison
Public Outreach Manager
501-682-0978
Send Public Outreach an E-mail

Civic Presentations

Every community has environmental issues that affect citizens and businesses. Our staff is available to help members of civic, community and private organizations better understand these issues and how ADEQ is working to protect Arkansas’ environment.

The Public Outreach and Assistance Division has a library of informative, lively slide shows and other materials. We tailor presentations to individual communities and audiences. Let us know how we can help your organization.

Contact:

Becky Allison
Public Outreach Manager
501-682-0978
Send Public Outreach an E-mail

Business And Industry Events

Businesses are often surprised to learn of the many ways that ADEQ can help them understand and meet their environmental obligations.

Let us share information about environmental permitting, loans for environmental projects and other assistance programs during your trade show or conference. We tailor booths and informational programs to your needs. Our presentations range from general overviews of regulations to detailed how-to’s for permit processes, handling wastes, and other activities.

Contact:

Andrea Hopkins, Business Assistance Manager
(501) 682-0820
Send Business Assistance an E-mail

Environmental Education

We offer classroom presentations and activities at school environmental fairs. We are also happy to help students find environmental information for projects.

Our resources include videos, models to demonstrate environmental issues such as non-point pollution and landfills, and limited quantities of activity books, posters and other materials.

Contact:

Becky Allison
Public Outreach Manager
501-682-0978

Click on the links below to learn about ADEQ’s specialized education programs:

  • Teacher workshops, teaching modules and other resources focusing on waste reduction and recycling.
     
  • Water Education Programs - National Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an international, interdisciplinary, water science and education program for formal and non-formal educators of K-12 students. The goal of the Project WET program is to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aids and the establishment of state and internationally sponsored Project WET programs.

News Media

We are committed to working with the news media to inform Arkansans about the Department’s activities and environmental issues.

Our Director’s Office responds to news media questions and requests for interviews.

Click here for news releases and other documents.

Contact:

Katherine Benenati
Public Outreach and Assistance Chief
(501) 682-0821