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9th Annual Riparian Project

9th Annual Riparian Project

Over 329 volunteers have participated so far, with another 140 volunteers committed through March, to plant over 3,500 native trees and shrubs as part of the 9th Annual Riparian Project! Through the leadership of IRWP Board members Scott Carney and Robyn Reed, we have established TWO tree farms for Fall 2016 riparian projects – Flint...
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...
We Need Riparian Buffers - Here's Why!

We Need Riparian Buffers – Here’s Why!

Each year, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership works together with our local cities, organizations, businesses, and landowners to plant native tree seedlings along Riparian buffers in both urban and rural areas. We appreciate the many volunteers that help to plant over 3,000 trees and clean-up our streams! This year marks our 8th Annual Riparian Project, which...
A Watershed Journey: Spring Creek

A Watershed Journey: Spring Creek

Right in the heart of Springdale, Arkansas, a small creek trickles over natural stone and underneath manmade bridges, cascading westward toward the setting sun. This is Spring Creek, a major tributary of the Illinois River, and, like many of the cities in our area, it is named for the abundance of underground springs that supply...
Throwback Thursday:  Riparian Project

Throwback Thursday: Riparian Project

This is 2nd annual Riparian Project along Fayetteville Scull Creek Trail in 2009.   Students from University of Arkansas came prepared for the rain and cooler weather and learned quickly how to use dibble bars.   Over the 7 years, over 1,800 volunteers have participated in planting over 22,000 tree seedlings in the Illinois River Watershed along creeks...
The IRWP 7th Annual Riparian Project: The What, Why, How and When

The IRWP 7th Annual Riparian Project: The What, Why, How and When

Trees provide many benefits and planting trees can be an important first step in riparian zone recovery.  In our recent post, Get In The Zone With Riparian Buffers, we described exactly what a Riparian Buffer is and why it is so important.  They help control runoff, improve water and air quality, provide shade, and contribute to...
Get in the Zone with Riparian Buffers

Get in the Zone with Riparian Buffers

We at the Illinois River Watershed Partnership love to get our hands in the soil for all kinds of watershed enhancement projects.  One of these projects is our annual Riparian Project tree planting event in Northwest Arkansas.  We talk about riparian zones a lot but what exactly is a riparian zone and why is it...
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...