• Illinois River Salon Art Exhibit - Oct. 6 - Nov. 15, 2014
    From 9 AM to 4 PM on weekdays, the public is welcome to drop in at the Watershed Learning Center to view 70 paintings by regionally-acclaimed artists that comprise the 2014 Illinois River Salon.  This art exhibit is sponsored by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and features beautiful representations of the scenic land and waterways of the Illinois River Watershed in NW Arkansas and NE Oklahoma.  To preview the paintings online, check out the 2014 Illinois River Salon Catalog.  For more information, email
  • Make A Difference Day: Trees at Mercy Trailhead - November 1, 2014
    Planting trees along creeks and streams enhances riparian buffer zones that provide shade, habitat, streambank stability, erosion control, and other water quality benefits.  Join us at the Rogers Mercy Trailhead of the Razorback Regional Greenway at 9:00 AM to plant native trees for watershed protection!  The trailhead is located on Rife Medical Lane, just northwest of Best Buy in Rogers.  For more information, email
  • Plein Air Art Workshop (FULL) - 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.  For more information, please see workshop flyer or contact Lauren Ray at  Register here.
  • Centennial Celebration of the Lake - November 8, 2014
    Time capsule dedication, hike through history, Illinois River Salon meet-the-artist reception, 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 11 AM to 4 PM at the Watershed Sanctuary, 221 S. Main St. in Cave Springs.  Check out the event flyer!


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