Monthly archive February, 2015
Meet Chas McCoy, our Clean Water Rainger After-School Program Coordinator

Meet Chas McCoy, our Clean Water Rainger After-School Program Coordinator

In this edition of UpstreamMatters, we introduce Chas McCoy, our Clean Water Raingers After School Program Coordinator. The Clean Water Raingers After School Program is a program of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, and is funded through a grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.  This program is meant to educate and inspire young people to preserve, protect, and...
Clean Water Raingers: Trees Make Better Water

Clean Water Raingers: Trees Make Better Water

Clean Water Raingers…It’s Almost Here…Are You Ready?  Join the Illinois River Watershed Partnership for our 8th Annual Riparian Project on Saturday, March 7th ! What is the Riparian Project? It is a community event where volunteers get together to plant trees and pick up litter.  Gather your friends and family members and join in the...
Green Infrastructure & LID: Growing Up! Vegetated Walls

Green Infrastructure & LID: Growing Up! Vegetated Walls

Green Infrastructure: Vegetated Walls is part of a series of posts that explore some of the Best Management Practices (BMPs) of Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development (LID) for both urban and rural applications. The IRWP is currently working with our local cities, counties and organizations to implement green infrastructure and LID elements within the Illinois...
Watershed Journey: Scull Creek

Watershed Journey: Scull Creek

The Illinois River Watershed covers approximately 1.1-million acres and includes about 1,300 miles of waterways to explore. Whatever your thrill—hiking, biking, paddling, climbing, or just meandering—the place you’re looking for can be found right here! In this edition of Watershed Journey, we’ll follow Scull Creek from its origin in Fayetteville to its confluence with Mud...