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Septic Tank Pumpout
Earn $50 rebate toward 2012 Septic System Pumping for first 30
Illinois River Watershed residents

Spring Creek cleanup volunteers from Kawneer
Join volunteers for first 2012
creek cleanup and enjoy Sam's Club Pizza!

Fayetteville Gully Park UA Student volunteers
UA student volunteers at 2011
Riparian Project at Fayetteville's
Gully Park help plant over
3,500 seedlings at 6 locations.
 
Join us Saturday, March 10 at
one of six locations in 2012.

Flint Creek Power Plant Tree Farm
Flint Creek Power Plant Tree Farm:  
Gentry High and 4-H volunteers planted 1,000 tree seedlings in 2011 with an additional 1,000 tree seedlings to be planted in 2012 by Gentry and Siloam Springs High School Ag and Landscaping student volunteers

Smith Elementary School rain garden club
Smith Elementary students plant
rain garden with IRWP in June 2011.
Public and Quasi-Public organizations, churches, cities, parks, schools in the
Illinois River Watershed
are eligible to apply for 2012
rain garden grant funding. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Septic System Workshop for Homeowners
  $50 rebate for septic pumping service for first 30 Illinois River Watershed residents
*one $50 rebate per household
 
WHEN:        7:00 pm. - 8:30 pm.  
WHERE:      Cave Springs Community Building,
PRESENTATION: Benton County Health Dept Environmental Health Specialists
  
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Spring Creek Cleanup
 
WHEN:    12 Noon to 2:00 pm (pizza provided)
WHERE:  Grove Street Park, Springdale
WEAR:    Old Clothes & shoes
Trash bags & gloves supplied by AR Game & Fish  
 
  
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
IRWP Board of Directors Meeting
6 pm to 8 pm
Cave Springs Lakeview Baptist Church
AGENDA:
Watershed Based Plan draft report
USGS Monitoring Preliminary Results - 14 sites
 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Riparian Project 
 9 am to 11 am 
 
Help plant 4,000 tree seedlings to improve water quality through improved riparian buffers.
Seedlings from AR & OK Forestry Commissions
FAYETTEVILLE
Scull Creek: Gordon Long Park, Gregg St.
 PRAIRIE GROVE
Illinois River: Battlefield Park Trail
 ROGERS
Blossom Way Creek: Trail at S. 26th Street
park at Immanuel Baptist Church
SILOAM SPRINGS
Sager Creek: Trail at John Brown University Soccer Field
SPRINGDALE
Spring Creek: Grove Street Park
 TAHLEQUAH
Meet at Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Hwy 10
 
Flint Creek Power Plant Tree Farm
 Native tree seedlings will be planted in recycled bags made from plastic bottles by Gentry and Siloam Springs High School volunteers. Trees grow 6 months to 2 years for streambank restorations, trails and city parks, riparian buffers.
 
CONGRATULATIONS!
RAIN GARDEN PROJECT
SPRING GRANT RECIPIENTS
Benton County Office Hwy 102, Bentonville
Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville
Randall Lynch Middle School, Farmington
Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks with
Girl Scout Diamonds of AR
Holt Middle School, Fayetteville
Unity Church, Fayetteville
Prairie Grove Middle School, Prairie Grove
Russell Jones Elementary, Rogers
 
SAVE THE DATE:  APRIL 5
WHAT:   Rain Garden Academy
WHY:     Learn how to build a rain garden
              $25 Online Registration/$15 students
WHEN:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
WHERE: Fayetteville Town Center 
 
More on the Spring Rain Garden Academy and Rain Garden Grant information:
 
Join the IRWP or renew your 2012 membership at www.irwp.org/become-a-member/
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For more information call 479-238-4671
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