On June 22 President Obama and EPA Administrator Lisa
Jackson announced the national Summer of Service initiative. EPA's Jackson marked the day by visiting Kansas City and
volunteering with local watershed organizations. They removed trash from the local waters as part of a nationwide movement of
service. Jackson observed "It's inspiring to know that by doing what we can in our local community, we're making a better future for our
The IRWP invites you to join us in the Summer of
Service initiative by volunteering to join Illinois River Watershed cleanups:
10 Illinois River cleanup with Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission
August 14 Lake Springdale cleanup
August 18 Mud Creek cleanup
For the July 10 cleanup, reserve your canoe space by
Wednesday, July 8 by calling 479-238-4671 or emailing Contact@IRWP.org. IRWP carpools are available from Fayetteville and Siloam Springs to the OSRC headquarters in
Tahlequah. Cleanup 10 am to 1 pm.
Lake Springdale cleanup Friday, August 14, from 9:30
am to 11:30 am
Mud Creek cleanup Tuesday, August 18, from 9:30 am
to 11:30 am
More information at
To schedule a volunteer project in the
Watershed for your organization or group, please call
479-238-4671 or email deliahaak@IRWP.org.
Many thanks for working to improve our Watershed!