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The Man, The River, The Legacy

Compton celebration honors environmentalist’s work

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When the friends of Compton Gardens and Conference Center in Bentonville host their Dr. Compton Celebration today, they'll be honoring the memory of a man who spent much of his life making sure the natural beauty of the Buffalo River was protected. Neil Compton founded the Ozark Society to Save the Buffalo River (now known as the Ozark Society). Under his leadership, the organization successfully stopped construction of two Army Corps of Engineer dams that were proposed for the river, and Compton was instrumental in the push to have the Buffalo River designated a National River in the National Park System.

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Dr. Compton Celebration

WHEN — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today, family celebration; 5-8 p.m. today, refreshments and cocktail hour

WHERE — 312 N. Main St. in Bentonville

COST — Free

INFO — 254-3870

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