Monthly archive March, 2015
Grass Cycling to Save Time and Money

Grass Cycling to Save Time and Money

This week we’re joined by Trish Ouei, Benton County Extension Agent for Stormwater Quality. Trish works to focus on Urban Stormwater through the Extension-based Northwest Arkansas Stormwater Education Program.  With the beginning of spring upon us, it is time to start facing the ugly facts about warmer weather- someone is going to have to start mowing the yard...
Clean Water Raingers: Riparian Project A Success!

Clean Water Raingers: Riparian Project A Success!

Hello Clean Water Raingers. Happy Spring! Spring flowers are coming up, trees are budding, and Spring is in the air. The Illinois River Watershed Partnership just held their 8th Annual Riparian Project. It was a huge success and we could not have done it without all of our wonderful volunteers and Clean Water Raingers. 419...
We Need Riparian Buffers - Here's Why!

We Need Riparian Buffers – Here’s Why!

Each year, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership works together with our local cities, organizations, businesses, and landowners to plant native tree seedlings along Riparian buffers in both urban and rural areas. We appreciate the many volunteers that help to plant over 3,000 trees and clean-up our streams! This year marks our 8th Annual Riparian Project, which...
10 Year Anniversary of the IRWP & The Legacy We Leave Behind

10 Year Anniversary of the IRWP & The Legacy We Leave Behind

This week for me has been one of remembering three very special people.  First is Mr. Hugh Benson. Hugh was 90 years young and the last words he whispered, “I love you”, were to his daughter, Lisa, one of the finest of our watershed’s community leaders.  Lisa shared that just days before “Hughie” passed away,...
Clean Water Raingers: The Watershed Song

Clean Water Raingers: The Watershed Song

Have you heard The Watershed Song? Hi Clean Water Raingers… Winter is here! It is snowing outside as I am writing this. Did you know that snow is good for the watershed? It sure is! As the snow melts, it waters the plants and trees, and also helps replenish our rivers, lakes, and streams. I...