Monthly archive November, 2014
Watershed Journey: Wedington Woods

Watershed Journey: Wedington Woods

The Illinois River Watershed is composed of 1.1-million acres in NW Arkansas and NE Oklahoma.  Getting out and experiencing all that our watershed has to offer is one way of recognizing the importance of collaboratively and proactively protecting the land and waterways within it.  In this edition of Watershed Journey, we’ll take a walk through Wedington Woods,...
Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development Series: Bioswales

Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development Series: Bioswales

The Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development Series contains posts that explore some of the Best Management Practices (BMPs) of Green Infrastructure and LID for both urban and rural applications. The IRWP is currently working with our local cities, counties and partnering organizations to implement green infrastructure and LID elements within the Illinois River Watershed. Watch...
Clean Water Raingers: November Milestones

Clean Water Raingers: November Milestones

mile·stone  (mīlˌstōn) noun Definition:  an action or event marking a significant change or stage in development. The Illinois River Watershed Partnership’s Clean Water Raingers Program is nearing two milestones.  Just about five years ago, the idea of the Clean Water Raingers program became a reality when we created our first songbook, CD of our songs,...
CONSERVATION 101 IN 2014

CONSERVATION 101 IN 2014

Today, on November 8, 2014, we celebrate 100 years since Bartlett Dam was built in 1914 and will dedicate a time capsule that will chronicle watershed conservation efforts taken by so many folks during 2014.  The purpose of the time capsule is to share with future generations the rich history of this special place and the present...