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Watershed Camp
Illinois River Watershed Camp
Campers learn about point and non-point sources in watersheds

Watershed Festival smiles
Watershed Festival at Sam's Club Fayetteville
Smiles from Festival Attendees

Clean Water Raingers Show at Harps Elem
Clean Water Raingers
Watershed show at Harps Elementary in Springdale

Walmart ISD volunteer smiles
Rain Garden at Horsebarn Trail
 Walmart ISD volunteers smiles at work well done!

 
January to June 2010 Semi-Annual Report 
 
 Watershed Campers learn how we can help improve our watershed, how bugs can indicate the quality of water, how GPS technology leads to geocache treasures at the state champion Black Oak tree, 
the frisbee golf course, and the stagecoach trail spur at
Lake Fayetteville.
  
Sam's Club hosted the IRWP Watershed Festival for over 160 students, teachers, and parents.  Volunteer partners USGS, UA Extension, Audubon, OMI, the Boy Scouts, and Washington County Environmental Affairs led learning stations and highlighted Sam's Club
Low Impact Development features of rainwater harvesting, bio-retention ponds and swales to protect nearby Clabber Creek.
 
The IRWP Clean Water Raingers Watershed Show performed 10 school concerts for over 3,000 students in Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, Gentry and Kansas, OK. 
 
Marshall Mitchell 
 performs 
original songs for school assemblies and over 600 kids join the IRWP
Clean Water Raingers Kid's Club.
 
Clean Water Raingers pledge to help preserve and protect the Illinois River Watershed!  
 
 
The Rain Garden at Horsebarn Trail in Rogers,
established with Walmart Information Systems Division volunteers, 
helps filter stormwater runoff before reaching tributary to Osage Creek. 
  
Thank YOU sponsors, members, and volunteers for what YOU helped to accomplish in the Illinois River Watershed in the first half of 2010!
 
 Upcoming Events 
 July 29-30                             EPA Managing Wet Weather conference, Fayetteville
 
August 3                                Tree City USA Workshop –
Gentry Public Library partner with AR Forestry Commission
 
August 6                                OSRC Illinois River cleanup
 
August 7                                Mud Creek, Spring Creek and Osage Creek cleanups
                                                 
August 10 
Rain Garden Dedication with Rogers Mayor Womack
 
IRWP Board Meeting
 
August 13, 17                       Creek cleanups 
  
October 1                               Golden Paddle Award nominations due
 
October 16                             World Water Monitoring Day on Lake Wedington
 
November 6                          Mud Creek, Spring Creek and Osage Creek cleanups
 
Renew your 2010 sponsorship or membership
TODAY!
 
Bug Kicking in Clear Creek
Watershed Camp Bug Kicking
Campers in Clear Creek that feeds Lake Fayetteville

Watershed Festival attendees at Sam\'s Club
Prairie Grove Middle School
arrives at Watershed Festival

Wilson Park Volunteers - UA ECAP
Wilson Park Invasive Species Eradication Project
University of Arkansas ECAP Student Volunteers
 

JBU Students Cleanup Illinois River
Illinois River Cleanup
John Brown University ecology students conduct cleanup float trip with AR Game & Fish recycle bags!

Rain Garden during Storm Event
Rain Garden manages Wet Weather
Rain Garden functioning during storm event along Horsebarn Trail
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