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2012 Golden Paddle Award in Agriculture: Green Country Farms
2012 Golden Paddle Award 
in Agriculture to 
Green Country Farms, Westville, OK
Steve, Stephanie, Amanda Butler

Golden Paddle Award to Waste Management
2012 Golden Paddle Award 
in Business
Waste Management
EcoVista Landfill Sustainability Ctr
George Wheatley, August Ritter III

Golden Paddle Award to Cave Springs 4-H Club
2012 Golden Paddle Award in Conservation  to Cave Springs 4-H Club
Ian Dexter, Pres; Kriby Romines, Vice Pres; Lauren Dexter, Secr; Erin Mertes, Treasurer

Golden Paddle Award to Alta Greenways
2012 Golden Paddle Award 
in Construction to Chuck Flink,
Alta Greenways presented by Congressman Steve Womack 

Golden Paddle to City of Rogers
2012 Golden Paddle Award 
in Government to the City of Rogers, AR
L to R: Craig Noble, Rogers Water Utilities; Barney Hayes, Director Parks;  Steve Glass, Director, City Planning and Transportation
 
2012 
 GOLDEN PADDLE AWARDS 
announced
at 
Crystal Bridges
during the  "Restoration of Our
Rivers: A National and Regional Perspective on Urban Stormwater" Conference.
Presentations can be downloaded at 
 
Conference speakers and more photos are on the IRWP Facebook page.
 
Congratulations to Michael Wilkinson for earning his Eagle Scout rank by leading 2012 IRWP Riparian Project in Rogers.
(photos on Facebook)
 
Thanks to WALMART ISD for  Watershed Work Days on
Sept 25 and Oct 11! 
Trees planted at Brush Creek in Springdale and debris cleared at Watershed Sanctuary at Cave Springs. 
(pics on Facebook!)

COME OUT THIS SATURDAY 
 OCT0BER 20
to the IRWP WATERSHED SANCTUARY AT CAVE SPRINGS for 
 MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY! 
10:00 am 
to 
1:00 pm

Hwy 112 & 264 intersection in Cave Springs.
Wear warm, old clothes, shoes, and gloves and help clear tree limbs and debris!  
Lunch provided.
cave entrance and water wheel
On September 26, the IRWP established the
Watershed Sanctuary at Cave Springs through the generous contributions of the Walton Family Foundation, the AR Game and Fish Commission, the Windgate Foundation, and numerous matching grant partners (photos on IRWP Facebook).  The 30 acre Sanctuary, including a 6 acre lake, features a cave with Ozark Blind Cavefish, Gray Bats, an underground spring, wetland area, lake, outfall, stream, fishing, watchable wildlife, and native trees.
TOURS OF THE SANCTUARY and to VOLUNTEER ON MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY, THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 20
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Golden Paddle to Justin Leflar Holt Middle School
2012 Golden Paddle Award in Technical, Research, Education Fields to 
Justin Leflar, Holt Middle School

Walton Family Foundation Rob Brothers
Walton Family Foundation Program Director, Rob Brothers, accepts our heartfelt thanks and a watershed map to be displayed at the IRWP Office at the Watershed Sanctuary. 

Game and Fish Representatives Oct 4
AR Game and Fish Commission  recognized at announcement: L to R
Robert Jackson, Foundation; Director Loren Hitchcock; Springdale Commissioner and National Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Founder Ron Duncan; Deputy Director Mike Armstrong

Volunteer of Year Cindi Cope
2012 "Ron and Jennifer Michaels IRWP Volunteer of the Year Award"
goes to Cindi Cope, Fayetteville In Bloom
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