Posts tagged "Water Conservation"
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...
Rare Species of Concern - The Ozark Trillium

Rare Species of Concern – The Ozark Trillium

Saturday, April 11 , 2015 is Ozark Trillium Day and we are celebrating this rare plant here at our Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs, Ark. Conservation of this rare species and its habitat is a priority and part of our stewardship here at the Watershed Learning Center and Sanctuary. Raising awareness about this special flower is...
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...
Meet Chas McCoy, our Clean Water Rainger After-School Program Coordinator

Meet Chas McCoy, our Clean Water Rainger After-School Program Coordinator

In this edition of UpstreamMatters, we introduce Chas McCoy, our Clean Water Raingers After School Program Coordinator. The Clean Water Raingers After School Program is a program of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, and is funded through a grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.  This program is meant to educate and inspire young people to preserve, protect, and...
2014: Making It Count

2014: Making It Count

With 2013 behind us, we reflect upon the successes of the past year and look ahead to 2014 with excitement for what’s to come. The new year brings an opportunity to reach greater heights than ever before by improving upon past years’ progress. For some, this means starting a more vigorous diet and exercise routine...
2003 - 2013: A Decade of Accomplisment

2003 – 2013: A Decade of Accomplisment

In the past decade, 2003-2013, so much has been done to preserve and improve the water quality in the Illinois River watershed. We are proud to recognize the wisdom of a broad mix of stakeholders who set examples for watershed conservation and work hard to increase environmental protections.   D. Earl Jones, Jr. first coined...
Nature's Classroom: The Water Cycle

Nature’s Classroom: The Water Cycle

Welcome to Nature’s Classroom, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership’s resource for both formal and non-formal educators. Here you’ll find lesson plans and classroom activities that will enhance your students’ understanding of our watershed while fulfilling or exceeding curriculum standards.    Did you know that October 5th is World Teacher’s Day?  Teachers around the globe have the power to inspire our world’s...
Recycle Your Rain!

Recycle Your Rain!

This year, there certainly hasn’t been any shortage of precipitation.  As we see recycling and sustainability start to trend (Hooray!), an easy way to recycle, save money and help minimize storm water runoff is to recycle your rain. After a large rain event, storm water can become a real problem.  With urban growth and an...