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Nature's Classroom: IRWP Watershed Sanctuary - Classroom, Refuge, Destination

Nature’s Classroom: IRWP Watershed Sanctuary – Classroom, Refuge, Destination

The IRWP Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs is open and ready for visitors!  With the completion of the new Pavilion, an even better experience awaits for educational and recreational activities on the property for visitors, school groups, team building experiences and educational workshops/events. Bats & Bluegrass Event at the Watershed Sanctuary, Cave Springs (Aug. 22,...
IRWP Farmers Market at the Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs, AR

IRWP Farmers Market at the Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs, AR

The first IRWP-sponsored farmers market in Cave Springs is off to a great start with a solid base of vendors and a steady stream of patrons looking for fresh, local produce every Thursday from 3:30 – 7:30 PM until October 1.  The market is situated right along Main Street in Cave Springs and is very...
Nature's Classroom: Summer Fun at the Watershed Sanctuary

Nature’s Classroom: Summer Fun at the Watershed Sanctuary

How do you combine art and nature?  Simple: you create a camp around the two ideas and they fit, naturally.  On the surface, nature can be the subject or inspiration for art and art can inspire people to get in touch with nature.  That is exactly the goal behind the IRWP Art & Nature Camp...
Rare Species of Concern - The Ozark Trillium

Rare Species of Concern – The Ozark Trillium

Saturday, April 11 , 2015 is Ozark Trillium Day and we are celebrating this rare plant here at our Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs, Ark. Conservation of this rare species and its habitat is a priority and part of our stewardship here at the Watershed Learning Center and Sanctuary. Raising awareness about this special flower is...
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...