Posts tagged "Clean Water Raingers"
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: 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: 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: A Conversation with Captain Marshall

Clean Water Raingers: A Conversation with Captain Marshall

Hi Kids, Hopefully, many of you have seen and heard Captain Marshall performing the Clean Water Raingers program at your school or library.  Want to know a little bit more about him?  He recently took time to sit down with me and answer some questions that I had.    Where did Marshall Mitchell (Captain Marshall)...
Clean Water Raingers: I Heart Rivers, Lakes and Streams

Clean Water Raingers: I Heart Rivers, Lakes and Streams

I “Heart” Rivers, Lakes, and Streams… and I know that all of our Clean Water Raingers out there love them too!     Read the paragraph below.  It probably has some words you have not learned yet, so ask your parents to help.  They might also learn something new.   A babbling brook flowing through...
Clean Water Raingers: Let's Hear it for Squirrels!

Clean Water Raingers: Let’s Hear it for Squirrels!

Hi Kids, I just learned something new and I want to share it with you.  On January 21, 2001, Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina started National Squirrel Appreciation Day.  Wow, a special day just for squirrels!  Now that I know about National Squirrel Appreciation Day, I will make a special treat for...
WATERSHED Is Our Word For Today

WATERSHED Is Our Word For Today

Hi Kids, If you are a Clean Water Rainger you already know what a watershed is, but keep on reading because we can always learn new things about our watershed. A watershed is an area of land that drains into a waterway.  And what is a waterway?  It could be a roadside ditch, creek, stream,...
The Lesson is in the Music

The Lesson is in the Music

The Lesson Is In The Music is a simple concept and the basis for the Clean Water Raingers Program.  The Illinois River Watershed Partnership started this program with the firm belief that if children learn to love their watershed, they will take care of it. And music is a wonderful way to deliver that lesson. ...
Water Proof:  4 Ways to Protect Your Groundwater

Water Proof: 4 Ways to Protect Your Groundwater

Water Proof is a new segment of Upstream Matters, dedicated to sharing facts and information about our watershed and actions that we can all take to preserve and protect it. Today is National Protect Your Groundwater Day!   That gives us the wonderful opportunity to join with other conservation efforts around the country in helping to protect...