Dr. Art Brown, University of Arkansas, shared these pictures taken late summer 2009 during a bioassessment study of the Illinois River up and downstream from Rogers and Springdale WWTPs. Dr. Brown and students were collecting data — intense work but a lot of fun at times. The students always like being out in the local...
Christine Walsh shared this photo from last year, fishing in the Illinois watershed about amile upstream from the Barren Fork entrance. What a great spot!
Great fun on Lake Ten Killer last year: Pic 1: Shannon Saunders and daughter Audrey tube on Lake Tenkiller Pic 2: Emilye Pool misses the tube while cousin Katie Saunders laughs Pic 3: Katie Saunders tubin’ Thanks, Bev Saunders for sharing summer memories!
Cliff and Claudia Gibbs on a “kayak kruze”… on a stretch of the Illinois between Tontitown and Siloam Springs in July of 2012.
Bev Saunders shared this photo of her grandson Ryan Saunders with Alma, Arkansas friends Adam Dean and JD Finley — enjoying the cool and fun waters at the Flint Creek Bridge water park in 2010.
Captain Marshall (as Marshall Mitchell is known to his audience) performing at Kansas Elementary School in Oklahoma in 2010. This was the first year of our Clean Water Raingers program. Marshall wrote 5 watershed songs to launch the program that year, and performed the education programs in schools across our watershed.
This poster, provided by Monte Harris of the Rogers Historical Museum, demonstrates the long history of commerce, recreation, and prosperity surrounding the Illinois River and its watershed, particularly in Western Benton County.
This photo, provided by Annette of Cave Springs, depicts her sister, Gwendolyn Killion, at the mouth of Cave Springs Cave in the late 1940’s. Since the arrival of the first settlers in Cave Springs, people have been attracted to the shade, cool air, and clear water near the cave.
Many visitors to beautiful Cave Springs came from surrounding areas. This postcard is a great example of the greetings sent from the popular resort spot!
This poem, entitled “Cave Springs: My Hometown,” written by Agnes Catchings, conveys the tight-knit, small town atmosphere that has always been prevalent in Cave Springs and continues to charm residents and visitors to this day. The Illinois River Watershed Partnership is honored to be a part of this welcoming community.
This picture shows the springs as they appeared for many years in Cave Springs. The springs are no longer unencumbered, and no longer attract the Sunday afternoon crowds they once did. Back in the days when Cave Springs Band gave weekly concerts there, the young folks swam in the lake and...
Another look at our first Riparian Project in 2008 Springdale with football players from Springdale High and City Council members watching Tim Snell, IRWP Board member and Associate State Director with The Nature Conservancy, demonstrate how to use dibble bar to plant trees. Tim Snell has participated in all 7 annual Riparian Projects! Thanks to...