Volunteers use dibble bars to plant riparian buffer tree seedlings
Prairie Grove Riparian Team Leaders
Illinois River Watershed Trail Hankies
Tim Snell, Nature Conservancy volunteer at
2011 Riparian tree planting at Fayetteville Gully Park
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.
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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.
Gordon Long Park on Gregg St.
Battlefield Park Trail
Blossom Way Creek:
S. 26th Street Trail
Immanuel Baptist Church
John Brown University Soccer Field
Grove Street Park
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
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:
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For more information call 479-238-4671