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Save Mill Bayou!

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The Pinnacle Mountain Community Coalition (PMCC) needs your help! Every donation made is greatly appreciated! 

Your donations will help preserve and protect Mill Bayou, one of the area’s most threatened natural resources, from the hazards of treated wastewater which will negatively impact the health and well-being of the community and wildlife. 

In particular your donation will help with:

1. Fees (attorney, studies, other experts who will gather needed facts and data to be presented to various government agencies which will further our effort)
2. Materials (signs, posters, maps to communicate the issue to the Public)
3. General (meeting rent space, copies of documents for meetings, etc)

A full report of income and expenses will be made to members regularly by the non-profit neighborhood group Pinnacle Mountain Community Coalition (PMCC). Your donations are tax-deductible. 

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Thank you for supporting our community!

The Full Scoop:

The PMCC’s most immediate concern is the proposed large-scale 76 tract home urban development for rural Roland Cutoff Road and the effects that this will have on our community.

Paradise Valley, the proposed development, will employ an above-ground wastewater treatment plant that will discharge effluent (treated waste) into the community’s Mill Bayou and flow into the Arkansas River. The sewage facility at maximum capacity will discharge 50,000 gallons per day into an unnamed tributary (a small ditch) and then to Mill Bayou as it winds through homes and agricultural fields and areas with livestock as it makes its way to the Arkansas River. A second 50,000 sewage facility is planned as it reaches full build out of over 400 homes. This means Mill Bayou will be less a stream and more a sewer pipe! 

The Pinnacle Mountain area is an irreplaceable treasure in the county and state. The Paradise Valley development will leap-frog into an area that has no infrastructure to support it, most notably for sewage, and its Treatment Plant will discharge treated waste into our Mill Bayou turning it into a sewer conduit and is expected to bring vapors and hazardous algal blooms in contact with people and wildlife.

Mill Bayou has both flooding and stagnation issues and there is a concern the effluent will create an unhealthy environment through harmful algal blooms and vapors to an area that is surrounded by the Lake Maumelle Watershed, Pinnacle Mountain State Park and the Ouachita Trail. Even when treated, sewage effluent contains nutrients like phosphorus that can choke waterways with algae, deprive the water of oxygen and kill fish. Citizens are concerned that the development will pollute and degrade the area of one of Pulaski County’s most beloved natural landmarks.

The Pinnacle Mountain Community Coalition is comprised of concerned citizens living in the Pinnacle Mountain area and includes Roland, Little Italy, Wye Mountain and other historic communities who seek to protect and preserve the well-being and health of northwest Pulaski County.


  • Christopher Baldwin
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Christopher Baldwin
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Karl Helgestad
    • $150 
    • 2 mos
  • Brandy Jones
    • $60 
    • 2 mos
  • Paul Parris
    • $500 
    • 2 mos

Fundraising team (2)

Mary Katherine Henderson
Roland, AR
Chris Centofante
Team member

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