• IRWP Board Meeting - Thursday, November 1
    IRWP's Board of Directors' meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Location will be at IRWP's Learning Center, 221 S. Main St., Cave Springs, AR 72718. 
  • Job Opportunity: Restoration Specialist - Applications now being accepted

    Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) is seeking a dedicated and conservation-minded individual to fulfill the role of Restoration Specialist. 

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    If you are interested in applying or need more information, please contact Nicole Hardiman at director@irwp.org by close of business Monday, October 22, 2018.

  • 5th Annual Native Plant Seed Collection - Oct. 20th at Woolsey Wet Prairie, 15 Broyles St., Fayetteville
    Join us for an educational, family-friendly event!
    Volunteers will sustainably collect seeds from a variety of native plant species within Woolsey Wet Prairie, rain gardens, and surrounding areas to be used for stream restoration, rain garden, and other conservation projects across the Northwest Arkansas region. Wear sturdy shoes and bring camp chairs and bug spray. A free packet of a native seed mix will be available for volunteers!

    Pizza and drinks will be provided!!!

    9:30 AM - Sign-in, Orientation, & Coffee
    10:00 AM - Seed Collection
    11:30 AM - Pizza & Restoration Presentation

    Check out the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/298815237615388/
  • Fall Litter Clean-up - November 3, 2018 9-11am
    Come out and join us in a county-wide Fall Litter Clean up. We will be working to clean-up sites within 5 different cities in Washington County, including: Elm Springs, Farmington, Johnson, Prairie Grove and Tontitown.

    Check out the event's Facebook page for more information:

    This is a family-friendly event. If you'd like to sign-up yourself, or a group, email stephanie@irwp.org.
  • 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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