• IRWP Tree Farm Planting - Saturday, Feb. 27 1 - 4 pm
    IRWP is adding a new tree farm! Thanks to Prairie Grove EAST students and Boston Mountain Solid Waste, streamside landowners will have a supply of native trees to plant along their properties. 

    You can help plant the tree seedlings and learn more about riparian and conservation efforts on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 1 -4 pm at the Boston Mountain Solid Waste facility, located at 11398 Bond Rd, Prairie Grove, AR 72753. 

    All materials and supplies provided, for more information call 479-256-9278 or email contact@irwp.org.
  • 9th Annual Riparian Project - March 5, 2016
    The IRWP's 9th Annual Riparian Project is coming up on Saturday, March 5, from 9 to 11 AM at multiple locations across the Illinois River Watershed! 

    Mark your calendars for a fun morning planting native tree seedlings, performing creek clean-ups, and learning about conservation in the Illinois River Watershed.  Find a planting site near you!  

    More information about the 2016 Riparian Project available at this link.
  • Art & Nature Series - Clay Workshop

    FRIDAY Feb. 19th and SATURDAY FEB. 20th. 
    TIME: 10am to 3pm
    COST: $25 - Bring your own lunch!

    Register now at:
  • 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


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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