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October 22 & 29 
Not One, But Two 
Make A Difference Days!

Oct. 22: NWACC Upward Bound 
Oct. 29: University of Arkansas 
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join us at the Watershed Sanctuary for trail maintenance and invasive species removal!
OCTOBER 27: Arkansas Rivers Compact Meeting
From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at
IRWP Learning Center
Ocotober 31: Urban Stream Restoration Tour with FHS
From 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Sweetbriar Park, Fayetteville
In partnership with Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC), come tour an urban streambank restoration and collect native seeds for future restoration projects with FHS Environmental Science students!
 
November 1 through 3: NRCS Three-State Leadership Training
From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at
IRWP Learning Center
(Attendance by invitation only)
November 3: IRWP Annual Meeting and Board Meeting
Call to Order: 6:00 pm at

IRWP Learning Center
 Saturday November 5: Native Seed Collecting
From 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at
Woolsey Wet Prairie, 15 S. Broyles Ave., Fayetteville
To register, please contact: llinn@watershedconservation.org or call 479-444-1916.
Held in partnership with WCRC, the City of Fayetteville, and CH2M, this family-friendly event will collect native seeds while learning about wetland ecology.
November 10 and 11: Clay Workshop
From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the IRWP Learning Center
Two-day workshop with our Artist in Residence, Becky Christenson, to learn clay hand-building techniques. Please bring your own lunch and prepare to get your hands dirty! 
Click here to register

Green Infrastructure Mini-Grants
Learn how you can install Green Infrastructure elements to improve water quality in the Illinois River Watershed and apply for a grant sponsored by the IRWP, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and EPA. Eligible organizations include schools, parks, libraries and non-profit organizations.  
Contact Becky Roark, IRWP Resource Specialist
NRCS EQIP funds are available to eligible landowners! 
via the Regional Conservation Partnership Program

For more information on EQIP funding, click here.
To enroll, contact Josh Fortenberry, Benton and Washington County NRCS agent: 
Joshua.Fortenberry@ar.usda.gov
479-442-4160

Landowner Field Tours
Are you a landowner who has restored, conserved, or intalled BMP's to protect water quality in the Illinois River Watershed? We want to showcase your story! Please contact director@irwp.org if interested.
Nutrient Trading Survey
As a IRW resident, landowner, or program participant, we are interested to hear your thoughts on the water quality and potential IRWP programs. Your thoughts are very much appreciated! 
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