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Thanks to volunteers from the Bentonville Public Library, NWA Master Naturalists, NWA Master Gardeners, and Bentonville Public Works, the rain garden installation at the Bentonville Public Library was a success!

18 regional artists attended the November Plein Air Workshop led by the IRWP's artist in residence, John P. Lasater IV.

Plein Air artist captures Cave Springs lake and home
Volunteers from Walmart and the Fayetteville School District participated in a float trip and cleanup along a 4-mile stretch of the Illinois River.

Ms. Elizabeth Smith's 5th grade class from Russell D. Jones Elementary in Rogers enjoyed a field trip to the Watershed Sanctuary last month.


Nearly 100 visitors participated in National Take A Hike Day at the Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs.  These folks found their way to the top of historical Bartlett Dam!

The IRWP is seeking volunteers to help plant native trees, shrubs, and grassess for the streambank re-vegetation project at the Fisher Ford Whitewater Recreation Area in early 2014.  Email laurenray@irwp.org for more information!
DEC. 20
Deadline to apply for 2014 NRCS EQIP funding.
 Contact NRCS:
Washington County
479-521-4520
Benton County
479-273-2622
 
DECEMBER-JANUARY
Call for exceptional high school art students!
Art Mentorship Program with IRWP's Artist-in-Residence,
Email laurenray@irwp.org for more information.
 
JANUARY - FEBRUARY
Recruiting Tree Corps volunteers for Fisher Ford Streambank Re-Vegetation Project
Dates TBD 

JAN. 3
IRWP Conservation Leadership Summit for High School Students
Email laurenray@irwp.org for more information.
 
JAN. 13
IRWP Presentation
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Whole Hog Cafe, Fayetteville
6 PM
 
JAN. 13 - FEB. 7
Illinois River Watershed Art Exhibit
IRWP Artist-in-Residence,
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR
Mon. thru Sat. 8 AM - 9 PM
 
JAN. 25
Geo-Quest Family Adventure
Watershed Sanctuary
Cave Springs
1:00 PM
 
FEB. 6
IRWP Quarterly Board Meeting
6 PM
 
FEB. 8
Watershed Sanctuary Interpretive Training
219 S. Main St.
Cave Springs, AR
10 AM
 
MARCH 8
2014 Riparian Project
Tree planting at multiple sites in Illinois River Watershed
Stay tuned for more info...
 
MARCH 22
World Water Day
Spring Float and Cleanup
Email laurenray@irwp.org for more information.
 

THANK YOU to our SPONSORS who make 
good things possible:
Cities of Bentonville, Cave Springs, Fayetteville, Gentry, Rogers, Springdale, Benton and Washington Counties
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, Anheuser-Busch, 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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