March 29, 2012
Lake Bennett, located near Greenbrier (Faulkner County) in Woolly Hollow State Park, was named for Dr. Hugh H. Bennett, first director of the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. The 400-acre lake was constructed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration as the first Soil Conservation System watershed project in the United States. Today it is a popular recreation lake.