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Flint Creek Power Plant Tree Farm established
Flint Creek Power Plant Tree Farm est.
Seedlings from AR Forestry Commission
Volunteers from Gentry FFA, 4-H,
Mayor Johnston, Chamber of Commerce, Cargill, McKee Foods
 
2011 Riparian Project volunteers planted over 5,000 more seedlings along 6 creeks and trails in the IRW

Clean Water Raingers school concerts
25 Clean Water Raingers concerts by
Captain Marshall Mitchell and Jennifer Michaels
with over 5,000 Clean Water Rainger activity books, CDs, songbooks, trail hankies distributed

Rain Garden installations
8 Rain Gardens installed in Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, and Siloam Springs including Willis Shaw Elementary in Springdale

Mud-Scull Creek cleanups
 9 River and Creek Cleanups along Illinois River, Niokaska, Spring, Osage, Sager, Mud and Scull Creeks

Watershed Camp and 4-H River Rally
 Summer Watershed Camp at Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center featured canoe & kayak lessons, bug-kicking, Enviroscape, lure-tying, fishing, crafts and more...
 
Illinois River Rally included 4-H Leaders from 5 AR-OK counties in the Watershed learning bug-kicking, canoeing, conservation programs, CREP & EQIP best management practices. Lunch and canoes provided by OSRC.
 
IRWP CREP & EQIP efforts reached close to 1,300 stakeholders with information on how landowners can help preserve and protect lands along waterways in the Illinois River Watershed
THANK YOU 2011
IRWP SPONSORS!
 
Walton Family Foundation
 
AEP Foundation
 
AR Natural Resources Commission
 
US EPA Region 6
  
WATERSHED 
Beaver Water District
Cargill Inc
City Fayetteville
City Springdale
Washington Co.
Simmons Foods 
Tyson Foods 
Walmart 
 
RIVER 
Arkansas Farm Bureau 
City Bentonville
City Rogers
 
STREAM & TRIBS 
George's Inc 
John Brown University 
McKee Foods 
 UA Division of
Ag Extension
 
SPRING 
Benton County Conservation District 
City Siloam Springs 
  
SPONSORED
8 Rain Gardens
 
9 Creek Cleanups
 
67 Education Outreach Programs
 
25 Clean Water Rainger Concerts
 
6,000 Riparian Seedlings Planted
 
 Flint Creek Power Plant Tree Farm
 
4-State Watershed Academy
   
Rain Garden Academy
  
Watershed Camp and River Rally
 
22,019
Volunteer & Outreach Hours
 
11,867
Kids & Adults Participated
 
Public Outreach 
 
TELEVISION
KNWA KFSM KHOG
 
RADIO
KUAF  KLRC
 
NEWSPAPERS
AR Democrat-Gazette, Benton County Record, NWA Times, Herald-Leader, Springdale News
 
Rogers Little Theater, County Fairs, Business Expos, Teacher Fair, Chamber and Civic Club presentations
 
Join us in 2012!
 
  
USGS Monitoring 18 sites
Biological water quality monitoring at
14 sites in the Upper IRW with
AR USGS Scientists
Chief Jim Petersen, Billy Justus and crew
pictured here along I-540 and
Osage Creek in Rogers

4-State Watershed Academy Legislator\'s panel
Tracy Streeter, Director, Kansas Water
Rick Stubblefield, OSRC Commissioner
Uvalde Lindsey, AR House District 88
Steve Randall, chair, OSRC
4-State Watershed Academy
featured EPA Administrator Armendariz, AR Governor Beebe, OK Secretary Environment Sherrer, AR Congressman Womack, MO Congressman Long, AR ADEQ Marks, OK DEQ Thompson, MO DNR Parker, ANRC Young, state scientists and guest speakers, over 12 watershed organizations from
AR, KS, MO, OK

Region 6 Administrator Armendariz tours WWTP
 EPA Region 6 Administrator Armendariz visits West Side Treatment Plant, NACA, and Siloam Springs' newest wastewater treatment plants during his visit to Illinois River Watershed

Rain Garden Academy
 Rain Garden Academy participants hear and tour rain gardens and learn more about the NWA Rain Garden Project and how to apply for a 2012-2013 mini-grant through IRWP and BWD projects with ANRC and US EPA

Golden Paddle Award and Photo Contest Winner
2011 Golden Paddle Awards on our Facebook Page..."Like" IRWP Today!
GPA in Agriculture to Mark Simmons,
Lauren Dexter, photography winner,
Mike Faupel, IRWP Board President, UA Sustainability Consortium
See all our 2011 winners and annual membership meeting photos and more on FACEBOOK or at www.irwp.org/
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