Posts tagged "Canoeing"
The Bats Are Back in Town and It’s National Bat Appreciation Day April 17!

The Bats Are Back in Town and It’s National Bat Appreciation Day April 17!

Our thanks to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Walton Family Foundation, corporate sponsors and over 140 individuals that established the Illinois River Watershed Sanctuary in 2012. Hear from guest blogger Randy Zellers, Assistant Chief of Communications, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Join the Illinois River Watershed Partnership April 17 for a variety of outdoor...
Paddler's Post:  Osage Creek

Paddler’s Post: Osage Creek

The summer of 2012 was one of the hottest and driest on record for our region.  Nevertheless, the Illinois River and some of its major tributaries were still flowing and navigable by watercraft.  In this edition of Paddler’s Post, we’ll investigate this phenomenon by exploring Osage Creek, a stream that originates in urban Northwest Arkansas...
Paddler's Post:  SWEPCO Lake

Paddler’s Post: SWEPCO Lake

Have the winter blues got you down?  Is your fishing gear collecting dust because the cold water has lulled the bass into a winter sleep?  Then perhaps it’s time to check out SWEPCO Lake.  The 1.1 million acres of the Illinois River Watershed hold 10 public lakes – each of them man-made.  But SWEPCO Lake...
Paddler's Post: 10 Adventure Destinations in the Illinois River Watershed

Paddler’s Post: 10 Adventure Destinations in the Illinois River Watershed

Looking for an adventure getaway close to home? In this edition of Paddler’s Post, we’ll highlight ten adventure destinations in the Illinois River Watershed that every outdoor enthusiast should know about. Our watershed covers approximately 1.1-million acres and includes about 1,300 miles of waterways to explore. Whatever your thrill—hiking, biking, paddling, climbing, or just meandering—the...
Paddler's Post: Floating Down and Bagging Up

Paddler’s Post: Floating Down and Bagging Up

In this edition of Paddler’s Post, we follow seven adventuresome volunteers as they float down the Illinois River from Fisher Ford Bridge to the Oklahoma state line during the Illinois River Watershed Partnership’s fall float and cleanup event.   Saturday, November 2, 2013 It was the peak of leaf-gawking season.  Reds and yellows and vibrant...
Paddler's Post - An Illinois River Float

Paddler’s Post – An Illinois River Float

The Illinois River and the maze of creeks and streams flowing into it make for a diverse playground in our watershed. There is no substitute for getting out on the water to gain a true appreciation for our wonderful waters. Their amazing beauty is the reason we are so invested in preserving, protecting, and restoring this...