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2011 Riparian volunteers
Volunteers use dibble bars to plant riparian buffer tree seedlings

 

Prairie Grove EAST volunteers with trail hankies
Prairie Grove Riparian Team Leaders
Illinois River Watershed Trail Hankies

Tim Snell Nature Conservancy volunteers
Tim Snell, Nature Conservancy volunteer at
2011 Riparian tree planting at Fayetteville Gully Park

UA Spring International volunteers
University of Arkansas Spring International volunteers

THE RIPARIAN PROJECT
SATURDAY, MARCH 10  
 
Come help plant 4,000
tree seedlings in the
2012 Riparian Project
6 locations in the watershed.
Click here for  
  
Riparian buffers decrease streambank erosion, filter sediments and pollutants, provide stormwater storage, increase wildlife habitat, provide cooler water and air temperatures, and increase groundwater infiltration.  Riparian buffers provide environmental and recreational benefits to creeks, streams, and rivers, and improve water quality.
  
FAYETTEVILLE
Scull Creek: 
Gordon Long Park on Gregg St. 
PRAIRIE GROVE
Illinois River:
Battlefield Park Trail
 ROGERS
Blossom Way Creek: 
S. 26th Street Trail
Immanuel Baptist Church
SILOAM SPRINGS
Sager Creek: 
John Brown University Soccer Field
SPRINGDALE
Spring Creek: 
Grove Street Park
TAHLEQUAH
Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Hwy 10
 
Flint Creek Power Plant Tree Farm
 1,000 tree seedlings were planted in recycled tree bags made from plastic bottles by Gentry and Siloam Springs High School volunteers. Trees grow 6 months to 2 years at the tree farm and are then transplanted for streambank restorations, trails, city parks, riparian buffers in the Illinois River Watershed.
 
RAIN GARDEN PROJECT
SPRING INSTALLATIONS
Benton County Office Hwy 102, Bentonville
Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville
Randall Lynch Middle School, Farmington
Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks
Girl Scout Diamonds of AR
Holt Middle School, Fayetteville
Unity Church, Fayetteville
Prairie Grove Middle School
Russell Jones Elementary, Rogers
 
 SAVE APRIL 5
WHAT:   Rain Garden Academy
Learn how to build a rain garden, gain resources to install your garden
WHEN:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
WHERE: Fayetteville Town Center 
 
Register Online for the Spring Rain Garden Academy sponsored by Beaver Water District and IRWP 
Rain Garden Grants available for the Illinois River and Beaver Lake Watersheds. 
Grant applications at:
 
Join the IRWP or renew your 2012 membership at www.irwp.org/become-a-member/
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For more information call 479-238-4671
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