Join us for the 4th annual Illinois River Salon, a juried art exhibition featuring nationally talented artists that have captured our beautiful Watershed in original art. The full Salon will be on display and art available for purchase September 30- December 3 at the Illinois River Watershed Learning Center's Windgate Art Gallery. Awards will be announced and the Top 20 paintings will be celebrated as part of the IRWP's annual Golden Paddle Awards event October 6 at Crystal Bridges. http://www.irwp.org/events/2016-illinois-river-salon/
Help clean up the Illinois River and enjoy a fall float!!
How YOU can participate:
Let us know your coming! Sign up online
First 10 canoes FREE thanks to IRWP, Arkansas Canoe Club and Love to Float!!
Must reserve with IRWP, first come first serve. OR bring your kayak or canoe, or rent one from Love to Float Outfitters!
Meet at Siloam Springs Kayak Park to float and clean-up along the Illinois River, approximately a 7.5-mile stretch. Put in will be Chamber Springs Access.
Shuttle available to Chamber Springs Access for put in. Shuttles FREE from 8 am to 9 am.
Clean-up supplies provided by Keep Arkansas Beautiful. Volunteers receive a FREE T-SHIRT!
Illinois River Watershed Sanctuary and Learning Center
Hours of Operation:
30-acre Sanctuary Open for hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, from dawn to dusk everyday. Bat viewing March through September at dusk.
Learning Center open Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mailing Address: PO Box 205 Cave Springs, AR 72718 Physical Address: 221 S. Main Street, Cave Springs, AR 72718
Check out the IRWP as one of the featured grantees
on the Walton Family Foundation homepage!