August 28, 1939
Joe Nix was born in Malvern (Hot Spring County). Nix is a water chemist, environmentalist, naturalist, and educator considered by many to be the watchdog of Arkansas rivers and lakes with respect to water quality and usage patterns. His mission has been for society to use sound scientific data in making decisions about environmental matters. Nix was a technical advisor and/or on-screen personality for several documentaries on the Arkansas Educational Television Network and was named the 1980 Fellow of the Arkansas Museum of Science and History. Nix was also elected to the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation’s Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame in 1996.