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Shaw Elementary Rain Garden
Shaw Elementary, Springdale students plant rain garden with
IRWP on last day of school 2011

Walmart Volunteers at Center for Non-Profits Rain Garden
Walmart Information Systems Division volunteer to plant rain garden at
Center for Non-Profits in Rogers

Educational signage
Rain garden educational signage

 

 
Rain Gardens
to improve
Water Quality
 
On July 1, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded two grants totaling $350,000 to build rain gardens to improve water quality in the Illinois River Watershed and the Beaver Lake Watershed. The Illinois River Watershed Partnership was awarded $211,000 and Beaver Water District was awarded $139,000 to build 60 demonstration rain gardens over the next three years.
Rain Garden Academies will be held each fall and spring for those interested in learning more about how to install, maintain, and monitor rain gardens. 
 
For more information on these grants and a part-time Rain Garden Resource Specialist position with the IRWP,
click here or call 479-238-4671.
 
 To join the IRWP go online at www.irwp.org
Murphy Park Rain Garden
Murphy Park Rain Garden with Springdale Chamber Leadership Class XVI, Cargill and IRWP volunteers May 2011

Bentonville Rain Garden
Six rain gardens were planted in Spring 2011 with record spring rains and
now record high temperatures!

Shaw Elementary volunteers
Volunteers of all ages can help plant native plants in rain gardens

 

 
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