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
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.
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!
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
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
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