• Green Infrastructure Academy - April 5 at IRWP Learning Center

    Please join us for this free workshop to learn about the importance of Green Infrastructure, with demonstrations on to install and maintain your own Green Infrastructure projects. Rain gardens, bioswales, green walls, and green roofs can be used to slow down and spread-out rain water, as well as provide important habitat for local wildlife. Katie Teague with Washington County Cooperative Extension will be the guest speaker, followed by a tour of GI demonstatioin sites at IRWP's Learning Center and Watershed Sanctuary. Please contact Stephanie Burchfield at stephanie@irwp.org or call 479-215-6623 for more information. 

    Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm, Registration at 8:30am

    Location: IRWP Learning Center, 221 South Main Street, Cave Springs, AR 72718

    Register here

  • Commercial LID Field Tour - Wednesday, April 18 from 9:00AM to 3:00 pm, Registration at 8:30am
    The IRWP Commercial LID Field Tour will begin with presentations on different types of green infrastructure that local businesses and developers can implement to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality. It will be followed by a field tour of multiple commercial sites in Fayetteville to see green infrastructure practices that local businesses have installed. Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

    Location: Washington County Extension, 2536 N McConnell Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72704

    To register, click here.
  • Free trees to streamside landowners!
    Are you interested in helping improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and streambank stabilization? Free of charge, IRWP will provide trees, planting, and one year of monitoring to landowners with property next to the Illinois River and it's tributaries. 

    For more information, contact Stephanie at stephanie@irwp.org or 479-215-6623
  • 2017 Annual Report
    Are you curious how IRWP staff spent their time (and your financial support) in 2017? Or how IRWP fulfills its mission of improving the integrity of the Illinois River through education, monitoring, conservation, and restoration? Please take a look at our annual report. We are very proud of our accomplishments in 2017 and hope you are proud of us to! 
  • IRWP Watershed Summer Camp
    Registration for Watershed Summer Camp is open! 

    We hope your child will join us for a week of learning about water quality, scientific method, and conservation stewardship. 

    For more information, please contact Casey Rector at casey@irwp.org.


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 October at dusk.

Learning Center open Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mailing Address: PO Box 205 Cave Springs, AR 72718  Physical Address: 221 S. Main Street, Cave Springs, AR 72718

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