IRWP Green Infrastructure Academy


The IRWP Green Infrastructure Academy will explain what green infrastructure means, and will go over different types of projects that fall under green infrastructure, such as pervious paving, green roofs, vegetated walls, and rain water harvesting, with a special emphasis on rain garden/bioswale design. To wrap up, we will tour the IRWP Watershed Sanctuary grounds and see completed examples of green infrastructure projects that were discussed earlier. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Our guest speaker will be Katie Teague, with the Washington County Cooperative Extension Service.

Date: Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Time: 9am-12pm, Registration at 8:30am

Location: IRWP Learning Center, 221 S. Main St., Cave Springs, AR  72718

If you have any questions, please email Stephanie at or call 479-215-6623.

A rain barrel is used to collect rainwater from rooftops.  Water harvested in a rain barrel can be used to water yards and gardens.  They are fairly easy to construct, easy to maintain and are a great conservation tool that can be used to help in eliminating stormwater runoff, which helps to improve and protect the Illinois River Watershed!
Reserve your seat today to attend this workshop, hosted by the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, at the newly established Watershed Learning Center, 221 S. Main St. Cave Springs, AR 72718.
Participants will learn the values and schematics of a rain barrel and will work as a group to complete the construction of their own rain barrel, provided at the workshop, to take home. Cost is $20/person, registration is required

If you have any questions about your registration, please contact us at