9,248 PEOPLE IN EDUCATION OUTREACH CHALLENGE TOTAL!
Education Programs: 4,303
Clean Water Rainger Programs: 3,520
Rain Gardens: 288
Riparian Projects: 284
NRCS Conservation Outreach: 279
Creek Cleanups: 225
Summer Camps to date: 192
IRWP Board & Committees: 157
Clean Water Raingers program earns INDIE AWARD in Children's Book and Audio Category
Kudo's extraordinaire to singer/songwriter Marshall Mitchell,
illustrator Jack Desrocher, designer Greg Jackson, and content coordinator Jennifer Michaels!
IRWP & OSU partner to install Phosphorous Removal Structure receives national attention
IRWP and BWD Rain Garden Project presentation at national stream restoration conference and Riparian Project and Flint Creek Power Plant Tree Farm presentation at AR Urban Forestry Conference
Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs:
4 floating wetlands launched, Kid's Art & Nature and Watershed Camps, Artists & Teacher Workshops.
224 Volunteers build greenhouse for native plants and grasses, plant rain garden, identify 19 native tree species, remove dead trees & invasive species.
Education Outreach Coordinator Lauren Ray joins IRWP in June, earns highest student award at University of Ozarks, completing degree in Environmental Science and serving as president of Outdoor and Planet Clubs
July 15-19 and July 22-26
Art and nature, watershed mania games, fishing, canoeing, hiking, bug kicking, water quality monitoring
Free Day Camp with lunch and materials provided.
Check in at IRWP Office at 219 S. Main Street, Cave Springs
WATERSHED FESTIVAL & RIVER SPLASH!
Illinois River Watershed Sanctuary
in Cave Springs
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Canoeing, Fishing, Kids Games, Bat Viewing, Star Gazing, Free Hot Dogs and drinks till 7 pm!
THANK YOU to our IRWP SPONSORS that make all these good things possible:
Cities of Bentonville, Cave Springs, Fayetteville, Gentry, Rogers, Springdale, and Washington County
Walton Family Foundation, Windgate Charitable Foundation,
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, 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
SAVE THESE DATES THIS FALL:
Restoration of Our Rivers
Annual Conference at Crystal Bridges
Oct. 3-4, 2013
Featuring outstanding national, regional speakers
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Stormwater Certification Courses
Sept. 30-Oct 2 at Compton Gardens
Rain Garden Academy
Oct. 2 at Crystal Bridges
9:00 am to 4:00 pm