Posts tagged "Illinois River"
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...
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...
Nature’s Classroom – What's in Bloom

Nature’s Classroom – What’s in Bloom

Now is a great time for a hike at the Watershed Sanctuary to observe all of the early spring bloomers showing off their displays of color and life. It is a welcome change after the shades of brown and gray that dominate the winter landscape. A leisurely stroll through the Sanctuary yields colors of pink,...
April 2 - Volunteer Day of Service

April 2 – Volunteer Day of Service

What do volunteers mean to the IRWP?   EVERYTHING!  From 2010 to 2015, over 125,000 people have helped to improve the Illinois River Watershed participating in education, outreach, conservation and water quality monitoring projects.  Using the national economic calculator for volunteer service, that’s over $3.3 million of voluntary contributions to help preserve, protect and restore our...
Clean Water Raingers: Let’s Talk About You and Your Doggie’s Poo

Clean Water Raingers: Let’s Talk About You and Your Doggie’s Poo

Hi there Clean Water Raingers. I hope you are spending some time outdoors in this beautiful weather. I just came back from a long walk with my dogs.  Do you have a dog? Did you know that playing outside with your dog is a fun way for you to get some exercise and fresh air?...
Water Proof: Celebrate an Illinois River Watershed Success Story!

Water Proof: Celebrate an Illinois River Watershed Success Story!

A 2.5 mile section of the Illinois River was recently recognized by EPA as a watershed success story highlighting many efforts from federal, state, and county agencies as well as watershed groups and local landowners working together  to implement Best Management Practices that ultimately improved water quality along a significant portion of the river.  ...
Throwback Thursday: Lazy Days on the River

Throwback Thursday: Lazy Days on the River

Floating the Illinois River Annetta Adams from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, submitted this photograph of Ed Fite, Administrator of the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission (OSRC), and a few members of Save The Illinois River (STIR). This photo was taken in the summer of 2012 during a 6-mile float trip on the Illinois River to Sparrow Hawk Camp...
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...