• Meet the Artist of the Illinois River Art Salon - Dec. 5, 2015 2-4 pm
    75 beautiful plein air paintings and drawings make up the 2015 Illinois River Salon. Meet the artist who have captured the beauty of the Illinois River Watershed and support local art by purchasing a piece from this collection. 

    Artist will be at the Watershed Learning Center from 2 pm - 4 pm. 

    All selected works of art will be on display in the IRWP Watershed Learning Center at 221 S. Main Street, Cave Springs, Arkansas. 

    Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

    Find out more at http://www.irwp.org/art-salon 
  • Dec. 18 Sign - up Deadline for 2016 Funding - USDA NRCS RCPP Program
    Regional Conservation Partnership Program is a partnership with IRWP, NRCS and local partners to help landowners install best management practices to improve water quality in the Illinois River Watershed. 

    Funding Available For:
    Riparian Herbaceous / Riparian Forest Buffer
    Forage & Biomass Planting
    Hedge Row Planting
    Tree & Shrub Establishment
    Prescribed Grazing
    Conservation Crop Rotation/ Cover Crop
    Streambank Protection
    Stream Crossing
    Spring Development
    Pond / Water Facility
    Fencing / Heavy Use Area Protection
    Livestock Pipeline
    Roofs and Covers
    Farmstead Energy Improvement
    Lighting System Improvement
    Building Envelope Improvement
    Nutrient Management
    Amendments for Treatment of Ag Waste
    Waste Storage /Animal Mortality Facility
    Pumping Plant

    SIGN UP DEADLINE DEC. 18, 2015

    Contact Your County Agent Today!

    Benton County
    Mike Whitis
    479-273-2622 Ext. 3

    Washington County
    Rhonda Foster
    479-442-4160 Ext. 3

  • U.S.D.A. NRCS EQIP Funding - For Landowners in the Illinois River and Eucha Spavinaw Watersheds
    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services is taking applications for 2016 funding for the EQIP program (Environmental Quality Incentive Program).

    This funding helps landowners install best management practices such as:

    Alternative Water Systems
    Forage and Biomass Establishment
    Tree Establishment
    Streambank Stabilization
    Litter treatment-Alum
    Waste Storage Facility
    Animal Mortality Facility

    Contact your county agent to learn more!
    Benton County, Mike Whitus: (479) 273-2622 ext 3
    Washington County,: Rhonda Foster: (479) 521-4520 ext 3

  • Christmas in Cave Springs - Dec. 5 Events Happening All Day
    Join the celebration and holiday cheer during the Cave Springs Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

    Find Event on Facebook


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

221 S. Main Street, Cave Springs, AR 72718

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