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Putting the "Awe" in Autumn

Putting the “Awe” in Autumn

You may be wondering why you haven’t heard from us in a while here on UpstreamMatters.  We hope this update on the IRWP’s latest ventures will reassure you that we are always hard at work in preserving, protecting, and restoring the land and water of the Illinois River Watershed in Northwestern Arkansas and Northeastern Oklahoma!...
Meet Ian, Our Summer Intern!

Meet Ian, Our Summer Intern!

My name is Ian Dexter. I am 19 and graduated from Bentonville High School in May 2013. I have been a life-long resident of Cave Springs, which I am proud to call home. My favorite qualities of Cave Springs include the small town atmosphere as well as the environmental significance and unique history of Lake...
Putting a Name on Our Heritage and Our Future

Putting a Name on Our Heritage and Our Future

As the Illinois River Watershed Sanctuary begins to take shape with the restoration of the lake and the addition of the Watershed Learning Center, we are asking for your help with an important part of the Sanctuary’s development—naming the lake! A seemingly simple task, but the responsibility is somewhat daunting. We want the name to...