[I]The short answer...[/I]
We are just people who are interested in geocaching in the state of Arkansas.
[I]Ok, here is our history...[/I]
When the Arkansas State Parks figured out there were some geocaches in their parks, they started trying to figure out what geocaching was. As a knee-jerk reaction, the park commission decided to ban geocaching in our state parks.
There was a huge turnout of geocachers at a public hearing to discuss the issue, and we managed to convince them that geocaching was park friendly, and we weren't going to be destroying the parks. As a result, they agreed to permit geocaches in the state parks, with some restrictions and regulation.
After the meeting several of us got to talking and we realized we needed a way to discuss local issues such as this, as well as coordinating local events, etc. That afternoon, I set up our Yahoo Groups discussion list, and shortly after, this web page.
Membership is open to anyone interested, and there are no fees.