Posts tagged "Green Infrastructure"
Five Green Infrastructure Projects Completed for the Illinois River Watershed

Five Green Infrastructure Projects Completed for the Illinois River Watershed

If you take a stroll along the Razorback Greenway trail system in Northwest Arkansas, keep your eyes open for some special demonstration projects that have been completed to improve water quality for the Illinois River Watershed. Five green infrastructure demonstration projects have been completed along various trailheads along the Razorback Greenway. The greenway is a...
Grey to Green - A Transformation at the Watershed Learning Center

Grey to Green – A Transformation at the Watershed Learning Center

We have had a busy year! Many folks are wondering what is happening here at our new Watershed Learning Center in downtown Cave Springs, Ark. In 2013, The Illinois River Watershed Partnership received a generous grant from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission to install Low Impact Development infrastructure elements including: a rain garden, vegetated wall,...
Grand Opening of Razorback Regional Greenway

Grand Opening of Razorback Regional Greenway

Today we hear from Misty Murphy, Northwest Arkansas Council Regional Trails Coordinator. Misty is Northwest Arkansas’ first regional trails coordinator and works with local governments, trail advocates, and other stakeholders to develop a work plan to highlight the trail system’s most beneficial attributes for runners, walkers, hikers and cyclists. The Razorback Greenway stretches from Bella...
Green Infrastructure & LID: Growing Up! Vegetated Walls

Green Infrastructure & LID: Growing Up! Vegetated Walls

Green Infrastructure: Vegetated Walls is part of a series of posts that explore some of the Best Management Practices (BMPs) of Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development (LID) for both urban and rural applications. The IRWP is currently working with our local cities, counties and organizations to implement green infrastructure and LID elements within the Illinois...
Trails and Greenways: Making Connections

Trails and Greenways: Making Connections

This week, UpstreamMatters welcomes a guest blogger, Misty Murphy.  Misty is the Regional Trails Coordinator for the Northwest Arkansas Council.  Misty is an avid cyclist herself and works with local governments, trail advocates, and other stakeholders to develop the trail system’s most beneficial attributes for runners, walkers, hikers and cyclists.   You can contact her at misty@nwacouncil.org. A...
Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development: Phosphorous Removal Structures

Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development: Phosphorous Removal Structures

In our last Watershed Landscape post, we learned about Green Infrastructure as an ecological planning and design approach to building, developing and restoring our communities using natural and built systems that mimic nature. Low Impact Development (LID) is a part of Green Infrastructure, using smart stormwater design for new development or retrofits. LID applications can...
Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development: Providing Watershed Resiliency for more Sustainable Communities

Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development: Providing Watershed Resiliency for more Sustainable Communities

Green Infrastructure is an ecological planning and design approach to building, developing and restoring our communities using natural and built systems that mimic nature. By using trees, native vegetation and improving soil function, urban and rural areas can be better connected by green spaces, which is good news for watershed health. From a watershed perspective,...
The Watershed Landscape: Shining the Light on Watershed Stewards

The Watershed Landscape: Shining the Light on Watershed Stewards

  Shining the Light on Watershed Stewards —  Arvest Bank, NWA Through the efforts of our local cities, businesses, organizations and residents, Northwest Arkansas is quickly becoming a leader in sustainability and a great place to live, work and play! There are many exciting projects happening in our area that promote Best Management Practices (BMP’s)...
5 for 5: Five Green Infrastructure Features at Five Razorback Greenway Trailheads

5 for 5: Five Green Infrastructure Features at Five Razorback Greenway Trailheads

The Illinois River Watershed is home to a beautiful 36-mile regional trail, The Razorback Greenway.  The Greenway follows the headwater streams and tributaries of the Illinois River including Osage Creek, Spring Creek, and Clear Creek. We are excited to begin a Green Infrastructure (GI) Initiative through an Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and EPA grant to...
Are You Willing to Take the Challenge?

Are You Willing to Take the Challenge?

Do you love a challenge?  We do.   At the very heart of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership is the belief that each and every one of us makes a difference. We believe that every individual has the ability – and the responsibility – to preserve, protect and improve our land and water. At the...