• 2016 Illinois River Art Salon - September through December

    The Illinois River Salon is a juried event featuring artwork celebrating the beautiful Illinois River Watershed of Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. 

    September 1: Selection of Paintings for the 2016 Illinois River Salon

    September 30: Art Salon selected pieces featured at the Illinois River Watershed Learning Center, located at 221 S. Main St., Cave Springs, AR

    October 6: Art Salon awards and recognition at the Crystal Bridges Museum Great Hall. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased through IRWP. 

    December 3: Artist’s Reception at the Windgate Gallery IRWP Watershed Learning Center, 221 S. Main St. Cave Springs, AR

    September 30 -December 3, 2016  All selected works of art will be on display in the IRWP Watershed Learning Center at 221 S. Main Street, Cave Springs, Arkansas. Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

    Find out more about the 2016 Illinois River Salon

    For more 2016 artist entry information go to Heart of America Artist Association website at https://hoaaa.wordpress.com/

  • Job Opportunity: Education and Outreach Coordinator - Applications now being accepted through December 16, 2016
    Education and Outreach Coordinator Position 

    The Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) is seeking an experienced, creative person to manage its education and outreach programs and events. The Coordinator must be an individual who is committed to improving the environment by building relationships with stakeholders and views the Illinois River and its tributaries in northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma as an important part of the history, culture, ecology, economics, and future of the region. IRWP hosts or participates in a wide-variety of events, with over 100 events hosted at the Learning Center and participation in nearly 200 events in the community for 2016.

    Please submit applications to director@irwp.org by COB December 16, 2016. 

  • Job Opportunity: Part-Time Facility Administrator - Applications now being accepted through December 16, 2016

    Part-Time Facility Administrator

    The Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) is seeking an individual to assist with daily administrative and operational activities at the IRWP Learning Center and Watershed Sanctuary. The Facility Administrator must be someone who is committed to improving the environment by building relationships with stakeholders and views the Illinois River and its tributaries in northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma as an important part of the history, culture, ecology, economics, and future of the region.

    Please submit applications to director@irwp.org by COB December 16, 2016. 

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  • Job Opportunity: Resource Specialist - Applications now being accepted through December 16, 2016

    Resource Specialist Position (PDF)

    The Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) is seeking a dedicated, knowledgeable person to lead and coordinate projects to achieve the mission of the Partnership to improve the integrity of the Illinois River through public education and community outreach, water quality monitoring, and the implementation of conservation and restoration practices throughout the Illinois River Watershed.

    The Resource Specialist will work closely with the Executive Director to identify, develop and implement strategic projects in the watershed.  The IRWP seeks an individual who is committed to improving the environment and views people, land use and water resources as important to the history, culture, ecology, economics, and future of the region.

    Please submit applications to director@irwp.org by COB December 16, 2016. 

 

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

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

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