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Clean Water Raingers: Let’s Talk About You and Your Doggie’s Poo

Clean Water Raingers: Let’s Talk About You and Your Doggie’s Poo

Hi there Clean Water Raingers. I hope you are spending some time outdoors in this beautiful weather. I just came back from a long walk with my dogs.  Do you have a dog? Did you know that playing outside with your dog is a fun way for you to get some exercise and fresh air?...
Clean Water Raingers: Back To School – It’s A Special Time

Clean Water Raingers: Back To School – It’s A Special Time

Hi there Clean Water Raingers. It’s that time of year again, for backpacks and books, carpools and classrooms, friends and fun, learning and laughing.  Time for School! Teachers spend a lot of time making their classrooms extra special and welcoming for their incoming students. Home schooling parents also provide a great learning environment for their...
Clean Water Raingers: Can We Learn From Tsoai-talee?

Clean Water Raingers: Can We Learn From Tsoai-talee?

Can We Learn From Tsoai-talee? Hello to all of our Clean Water Raingers in the watershed and beyond.  Summer is finally here in all its glory.  We have had a lot of rain over the past few weeks and the water levels are high in our lakes and streams.  I think we can assume that...
Clean Water Raingers: Rain...Rain...and the Rivers Rise - Respect and Understand the Power of Water

Clean Water Raingers: Rain…Rain…and the Rivers Rise – Respect and Understand the Power of Water

Hello to all of our Clean Water Raingers.  School is out…No more tests…Now what should you do?  My answer to that question is “go outside, explore and have fun in the Illinois River Watershed!  I do hope you are enjoying your summer so far.  April and May were very rainy months and we are expecting...
Clean Water Raingers: Take The Time To See And Smell The Habitat Around You

Clean Water Raingers: Take The Time To See And Smell The Habitat Around You

Hello Friends and Fellow Clean Water Raingers,  My favorite Clean Water Raingers song is “Habitat”.  As Captain Marshall performs the “Habitat” song at a Clean Water Raingers program the kids love to watch all of the wildlife photos in the slideshow. Seeing the kids respond always makes me smile and confirms my belief that all...
Clean Water Raingers: Fun Recipes with Edible Flowers!

Clean Water Raingers: Fun Recipes with Edible Flowers!

Hello Friends and Fellow Clean Water Raingers,  I hope you enjoyed a nice spring break and now back to studying hard and making good grades.  I also hope you are taking time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. It is a great time to go for a walk in the watershed, and everywhere you...
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...
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...
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...
Clean Water Raingers: After School Fun & Learning!

Clean Water Raingers: After School Fun & Learning!

The IRWP’s Clean Water Raingers After School Program Is Here! We are excited! Our Clean Water Raingers After School Program started on Monday of this week and will last until the end of this school year. There are several different themes that the program will focus on: These themes will be our guidelines for the...
Clean Water Raingers: New Year, New Opportunities

Clean Water Raingers: New Year, New Opportunities

Happy New Year, Clean Water Raingers!  All of us at the IRWP hope you and your family had a great holiday season.  In this post, Miss Jennifer and our other Clean Water Raingers leaders will explain what YOU can do in 2015 to help preserve, protect, and restore our watershed. There’s a lot we can...
Clean Water Raingers Make A Difference In Our Watershed!

Clean Water Raingers Make A Difference In Our Watershed!

On Friday, December 12, 2014, Captain Marshall and the Clean Water Raingers Program performed for 2nd graders from Gentry Primary School.  It was a really special day.  Why?  Because we met our goal of 30,000, and we can now say that Captain Marshall has performed the program for 30,060 students, teachers, and others over the...