Monthly archive March, 2016
April 2 - Volunteer Day of Service

April 2 – Volunteer Day of Service

What do volunteers mean to the IRWP?   EVERYTHING!  From 2010 to 2015, over 125,000 people have helped to improve the Illinois River Watershed participating in education, outreach, conservation and water quality monitoring projects.  Using the national economic calculator for volunteer service, that’s over $3.3 million of voluntary contributions to help preserve, protect and restore our...
Building Bridges to Conservation Careers

Building Bridges to Conservation Careers

Hello all! My name is Kelly Escarcega and I am a new intern here at the Illinois River Watershed Partnership. I am a Siloam Springs native as well as a junior at John Brown University. I will graduate May of 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Intercultural Studies. I have had the privilege...
9th Annual Riparian Project

9th Annual Riparian Project

Over 329 volunteers have participated so far, with another 140 volunteers committed through March, to plant over 3,500 native trees and shrubs as part of the 9th Annual Riparian Project! Through the leadership of IRWP Board members Scott Carney and Robyn Reed, we have established TWO tree farms for Fall 2016 riparian projects – Flint...