• Earth Day Creek Clean-up - April 21st at Academy Sports- Fayetteville

    The event will be kicked off at 9am at the Marion Orton Recycling Center in Fayetteville. After the event kickoff, our group will head to Academy Sports from 10am-12pm to park and pick up trash in Mud Creek and along the Mud Creek trail. Dress appropriately in shoes/clothes that can get wet and dirty.

    Please RSVP to stephanie@irwp.org or call 479-215-6623.

  • Native Plant Propagation Workshop - May 12th, 9am-3pm
    This event is hosted by NWA Master Naturalists and IRWP. It is an all-day workshop devoted to plant propagation; the third in a series about native plants. Participants will learn about seed collection, seed treatments of various types, types of soil, cuttings, layering, and other topics and methods in plant propagation with a focus on native plants. The workshop is intended for the general public. The $25.00 fee includes lunch.

    Register at http://www.irwp.org/events/native-plant-propagation-workshop/

    For more information, contact Ralph Weber at randcweber@att.net or 479-327-2636.

  • Riparian Buffer Field Tour - Thursday, June 7 from 9:00AM to 3:00 pm, Registration at 8:30am
    Come join us for the Riparian Buffer Field Tour. We will begin the day discussing the watershed and learning about riparian areas and streambanks. Then we will take a field tour to multiple sites to see the concepts discussed in the morning, in-person. Box lunches will be provided, RSVP is required.

    RSVP to Stephanie Burchfield at stephanie@irwp.org or 479-215-6623.

    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.
  • IRWP Board Meeting - Thursday, May 3rd
    IRWP's Board of Directors' meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Location TBD. 


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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