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Board meeting report on Watershed Plan
IRWP August Board Meeting:
Dr. Kent Thornton, FTN Associates presents Upper Illinois River Watershed-based Management Plan
submitted to ANRC and EPA

UA Freshmen test water quality
IRWP Hosted 600 UA Freshmen students during ROCK Camp orientation at Wilson Park to test water of Scull Creek and paint 30 rain barrels for water conservation and Rain Garden Project

Rain barrel volunteers at Secchi Day
Volunteers install rain barrel faucets at Secchi Day demonstration

Clean Water Raingers new book with 4 new songs
Schools in the Illinois River and Beaver Reservoir Watersheds, call now or email to book a FREE School Program with new books & CD's

In June, the Walton Family Foundation issued a Challenge Grant to the IRWP to raise funds to purchase 30 acres in the heart of the Watershed that features endangered species of Ozark Cavefish and Gray Bats along with extraordinary water features all within urban headwaters.
of $1,860,000 or 88% of the goal for land acquisition and Phase I Development and Education Programming
has been reached
thanks to many
partners in protecting and preserving this special place to educate young and old about how unique and wonderful our watershed is and how we can all act in positive ways to protect our watershed. More info at
Oct 4-5
"Restoration of Our
Rivers: A National and Regional Perspective on Urban Stormwater"
at Crystal Bridges
Register online
cave entrance and water wheel
Watershed Sanctuary
at Cave Springs Project to purchase 30 acres including 6 acre lake. 
Features cave with Ozark Cavefish & Gray Bats, spring, wetland, lake, outfall, stream, fishing, watchable wildlife, native trees.
More info on how to participate click here

Lake view looking to east
View of Lake at Cave Springs from new IRWP office building at 209 S. Main St.
in Cave Springs, 
Hwy 112 and Hwy 264

raceways at sunset
Lake view from cave through fish raceways and wetland looking west into the sunset

old lake cabin at sunset
Old lake cabin at sunset to be used for outdoor education and recreation

Oct 4-5 Conference at
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art just $199 for 2 days with national and regional experts and on-ground tours focused on urban stormwater projects

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