Public Outreach and Assistance

ADEQ's Public Outreach and Assistance Division (POA) works to improve access between the department and Arkansans.

The division serves as a clearinghouse for information through printed publications, our website, and social media. We assist with requests for department records. Our environmental educators lead workshops around the state, and we supply public speakers for civic groups and the regulatory community.

The POA Division also offers technical assistance and resources. We assist citizens and groups interested in improving water quality through watershed protection and help small businesses navigate the permitting process and find ways to reduce waste. We want Arkansans to be better informed about environmental issues to become better stewards of the environment.