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Enjoying IRWP camps
Celebrate International Bat Day with us on Saturday, August 24, from 7 to 9 PM at the Watershed Sanctuary!

Art and Nature Campers pose with their freshly-painted rain barrel!  Great job, kids!

Plein Air artist captures Cave Springs lake and home
Illinois River Salon Exhibit Sept 30-Oct 4
artists submit entries for juried show

Follow John's painting around the Watershed at  
 
Find out more and enter the 2013 IRWP Windgate Foundation Illinois River Salon

Erin, Ellen and Evan help at watershed camp
Guests hike the trail to the cave at the Watershed Sanctuary during last month's Illinois River Splash.  This public event brought over 330 people to the Watershed Sanctuary!

Water Cycle Song and rain dance
This summer has been a busy time for the IRWP team!  Our camps, workshops, and Splash reached 692 participants, logging 3,376 hours!

Gray Bat in the Ozarks
Click HERE to watch a new video by the Walton Family Foundation about the Razorback Regional Greenway and how it protects streams in the Illinois River Watershed!
AUGUST 1
IRWP Board Meeting
6:00 pm
IRWP office across from the Lake 
219 S. Main Street 
Cave Springs

AUGUST 3
IRWP Conservation Pays! Booth
Bentonville Farmer's Market 
7 AM to 1 PM
 
AUGUST 9
Walmart/IRWP Illinois River Float Trip
9 AM
 
AUGUST 17
IRWP Booth at 8th Annual Secchi Day
Prairie Creek Marina, Rogers
9 AM to 1 PM
 
AUGUST 15 and 20
Univ. of Arkansas Freshman Service Days
Invasive Species Removal, Creek Cleanup
Gulley and Sweetbriar Parks
9:30 AM to 12 PM

AUGUST 24
Bats and Blues Night at the
Watershed Sanctuary 
7 PM to 9 PM
LIVE MUSIC by Kyle Lee and the Second Degree begins at 7 PM
Bat Parade at Dusk 

SEPT 30 - OCT 2
Professional Stormwater
Certification Courses
 offered at Compton Gardens
CESSWI   |   CMS4S   |   CPESC   |   CPSWQ
Register at www.envirocertintl.org
 
SEPT 30 - OCT 2
Illinois River Salon Art Exhibit 
at Compton Gardens 
Windgate Foundation Artist Series 
Follow John Lasater painting around the Watershed at hoaaa.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/map-of-painting-spots/

OCT 3-4 
Restoration of Our Rivers 
Annual Conference at Crystal Bridges
Oct 2 Pre-Conference Rain Garden Academy
Featuring outstanding national, regional speakers
Register Now at
 
OCT 17
Illinois River Watershed Land and Water 
Conservaton Dinner
with NWA Land Trust at 
John Brown University 
Simmons Great Hall 
6:30 pm
 
OCT 24-26 
Windgate Artist Series 
Plein Air Artist Workshop 
with John Lasater
9 am to 4 pm
Watershed Sanctuary 
219 S. Main St. Cave Springs 
Space is limited, call 479-238-4671 to register 
 
NOV 7
IRWP ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 
Watershed Sanctuary
6:00 pm 
 
NOV 15-16
Illinois River Watershed Windgate Foundation Art Exhibit
Jones Center Springdale
 
DECEMBER 12-14
Illinois River Watershed Windgate Foundation Art Exhibit
Windgate Art Gallery John Brown University
Siloam Springs  


THANK YOU to our SPONSORS that make 
good things possible:
Cities of Bentonville, Cave Springs, Fayetteville, Gentry, Rogers, Springdale, and Washington County
Walton Family Foundation, Windgate Foundation,
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, US EPA, USDA NRCS, Arkansas Game and Fish, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Arvest Bank, AT&T, Nature Conservancy, Arkansas Farm Bureau,  AEP-SWEPCO, McKee Foods, Crafton-Tull, Nestle Waters, Cargill, Del-Monte Foods, George's, Ozark Mountain, John Brown University, 
Simmons Foods, Southwestern Energy, Tyson Foods, University of Arkansas Division of Ag Ext
 

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