• IRWP Invasive Species Removal Day - February 20th at IRWP Watershed Sanctuary

    Register to volunteer for an invasive species removal on the IRWP property next Tuesday, between 10 AM and 12 noon. Lunch provided.

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

  • IRWP and ANHC Invasive Species Removal - March 3rd, 10am-12pm
    We will be removing multiple types of invasive species from the IRWP and ANHC properties. The removal area is forested, so dress appropriately in long pants, long sleeves, and good closed toe shoes or boots. There is also poison ivy in the area, which makes clothing coverage very important. Volunteers are encouraged to bring loppers, hand pruners, kneeling pads and chainsaws if they have them. Work gloves, limited tools and lunch will be provided.

    Please RSVP to Stephanie by emailing stephanie@irwp.org or calling 479-215-6623.
  • 11th Annual Riparian Project - March 10, 2018
    From 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, volunteers can help plant 1800 native tree seedlings in Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale, Siloam Springs, Prairie Grove, and Lincoln.  Tools, gloves, and refreshments provided by IRWP.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Burchfield at stephanie@irwp.org.  
  • Green Infrastructure Academy - April 18 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! 


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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