• Watershed Sanctuary NOW OPEN - Every Day, Dawn to Dusk
    The public is now welcome to enjoy the lake, trails, and other amenities at the Illinois River Watershed Sanctuary every day from dawn until dusk.  The Watershed Sanctuary is located at 220 S. Main St. in Cave Springs.  Please refer to the kiosk at the northern entrance for trail maps, property rules, and other resources.  The Watershed Sanctuary is closed to the public when signs indicate that a school field program in is progress.  For more information about the Watershed Sanctuary, click here.
  • Project Learning Tree/WET/WILD Workshop - Dec. 3, 2014

    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.


    Each participant will receive 4 curriculum guides (a $67 value) containing hundreds of hands-on, interdisciplinary activities correlated to state and national education frameworks absolutely FREE!!!  


    Email Lauren Ray at  Please provide the following information:

    • Workshop name and date
    • Your name
    • Your school or organization
    • Your email address
    • Your phone number
  • Now Scheduling Spring 2015 Field Programs - Ongoing
    To schedule your school or organization's field program at the Watershed Sanctuary, please refer to the Watershed Sanctuary Program Guide and email your request to with the following information:

    • School name and address
    • Contact person address, phone number and email 
    • Number of students and grade level
    • Preferred and alternative trip dates 
    • Arrival and departure time 
    • Type of program or educational goal of the visit 
    • Any accommodations for students with disabilities


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