• 2015 Midwest Groundwater Conference - October 14-15, 2015
    The IRWP's annual conference will host the 60th Midwest Groundwater Conference to provide an opportunity for hydrogeologists, geologists, engineers, students and others studying ground-water resources in their respective states to meet and exchange ideas, discuss mutual problems affecting the Midwest, and summarize results of field and laboratory studies. Register now to save your spot for this engaging, informative and timely event.  
  • Phosphorus Removal Structure Field Day - May 29, 2015 11 am - 1 pm
    Attend the upcoming Phosphorus Removal Structure Workshop and hear from experts in the field about this innovative approach to improving water quality and removing phosphorus from landscape "hot spots". 

    Register by emailing contact@irwp.org or calling 479-215-6623

    Cost: Free, includes lunch and tour (see flyer)

    Held at the Watershed Learning Center, 221 S. Main St. Cave Springs, AR 72718

  • Waterways & Trails Bike Ride - Saturdays/Monthly 10 am - 12 noon

    Enjoy a nice, easy roll down the new Razorback Regional Greenway! Meet at IRWP Watershed Learning Center, 221 S. Main St. in Cave Springs. Trail is approximately a 17-mile ride (total) along Greenway and back, with Green Infrastructure educational program at Rogers Mercy Trailhead. 

    See route here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/630254382

    Meeting Dates:

    Saturday, May 30, 2015

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Saturday, September 26, 2015

    Saturday, October 31, 2015

    Saturday, November 28, 2015

  • Project Wet & Wild PLT Workshop for Educators - June 4 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Receive training in three internationally recognized environmental education programs - Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, and Project WET.  This curriculum is a respected and proven environmental education curriculum that is approved by the Arkansas Department of Education for 8 hours of professional development credit.

    COST:  FREE, Please bring your own lunch.



    Email Philip Osborne at osborne@adeq.state.ar.us.  Please provide the following information:

    Workshop name and date

    Your name

    Your school or organization

    Your email address

    Your phone number

  • Free Family Event at Watershed Learning Center & Sanctuary - June 6 10 am - 4 pm
    Join us here at the Watershed Learning Center for a day of fun activities for you and your family! Enter a fishing derby, learn to tie flies, try out a kayak, hike around the natural trails and view the natural cave area, and much more! See Poster of Full Activities Here.
  • Art & Nature Camp - June & July 2015
    Discover the Illinois River Watershed through the Arts this summer!

    The IRWP staff will conduct four weeks of Art and Nature Camps for kids ages 8 yrs to 12 yrs old. Morning activities include Art & Nature projects with IRWP Artist-in-Residence, Becky Christenson.  Afternoon activities involve outdoor adventure and science programs with IRWP staff.  Sign up for one week of camp, which will be held at the IRWP Watershed Sanctuary and Learning Center in Cave Springs.

    Register your child's spot here

  • Urban Water Cycle Tour - Educator Workshop - June 16-17, 2015
    The NWA Education Service Cooperative, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership and Beaver Water District are partnering together to offer an exciting 2-day "Arkansas Educators Outdoors: Urban Water Cycle Tour”, a Professional Development workshop for formal and non-formal educators K-12 with field trips and guided Illinois River float.  

    Formal and non Formal Educators, register here 


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