• Bats and Bluegrass - August 23, 2014
    Come out to the Illinois River Watershed Sanctuary to watch the endangered gray bats erupt out of Cave Springs Cave at dusk!  This family-friendly event includes live music by Fayetteville-based bluegrass band, Arkansauce, walking tours of the Watershed Sanctuary, gray bat viewing, and light refreshments.  Music starts at 7:00 PM, bats exit the cave around 8:30 PM.  For more information:
  • Restoration of Our Rivers Annual Conference - October 2-3, 2014
    On October 2-3, 2014, please join us for the Restoration of Our Rivers Annual Conference at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.  More information and registration available here.
  • Plein Air Art Workshop with John P. Lasater IV - Nov. 5-7, 2014
    A three-day outdoor painting workshop guided by the IRWP's Artist-in-Residence, award-winning plein air painter John P. Lasater IV.  Participants required to bring their own supplies.  Online registration opening soon.  For more information, please contact Lauren Ray at  Register here.
  • Centennial Celebration of the Lake - November 8, 2014
    Time capsule dedication, hike through history, watershed games, food, and the official public announcement of the new name of the lake at the Illinois River Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs!  This free, family-friendly event lasts from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Watershed Sanctuary, 221 S. Main St. in Cave Springs.  For more information:


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