Posts tagged "Rain Gardens"
Partners in Conservation & Making Connections: E.A.S.T.

Partners in Conservation & Making Connections: E.A.S.T.

EAST stands for Environmental and Spatial Technology, and is a program found in most Arkansas schools – where it started its grassroots movement to integrate technology and community-based projects into school curriculum while helping solve a community need. Student groups identify community partners and needs and collaborate to achieve a goal, whether it be a map...
Watershed Landscape:  Rain Garden Pre-Spring To-Dos

Watershed Landscape: Rain Garden Pre-Spring To-Dos

Spring is peeping its head around the corner and you know what that means… Time to start thinking of our Rain Garden To-Do’s! Here are some quick tips to give you a head start on a beautiful, storm-soaking landscape feature that will yield big benefits for the upcoming rainy season! Trimming Perennial Grasses allows for new...
Watershed Landscape: 10 Inspiring Ideas to Achieve a Water-Smart Yard

Watershed Landscape: 10 Inspiring Ideas to Achieve a Water-Smart Yard

For every 1,000 square feet of rooftop, a 1” rain will generate approximately 608 gallons of water. Nearly 28,000 gallons of water each year pours off  the average roof in the Illinois River Watershed. Imagine all that rainwater going down the storm drains and into the River! Imagine, instead, all that water going into our...
Growing Conservation!

Growing Conservation!

Growing Conservation! Connecting Students with Nature’s Classroom We’re excited to partner with local classrooms to increase students’ knowledge and appreciation of Northwest Arkansas native flora and learn to protect our watershed through the use of native plants! Growing Conservation! is an Illinois River Watershed Partnership program that engages local teachers and students to grow native...
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...
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...
Watershed Landscape:  Top 10 Native Plants to Plant this Fall

Watershed Landscape: Top 10 Native Plants to Plant this Fall

Did you know that native plants are great assets to our watershed? They have the ability to reduce stormwater flow by allowing rain to soak into the ground through their deep root systems, sometimes reaching over twelve feet! Plant roots have an established relationship with beneficial microorganisms in the soil that work together to filter and “scrub” pollutants...