Posts tagged "Watershed Stewardship"
Congratulations to our 2015 Golden Paddle Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2015 Golden Paddle Award Winners!

Each year, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership honors leaders in watershed stewardship and natural resource conservation in the Illinois River Watershed. Six Golden Paddle Awards are given annually to individuals or entities that exemplify excellent stewardship in the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the watershed. Groups and individuals are nominated for each of our six stakeholder...
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...
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...
Preserving Mt. Kessler

Preserving Mt. Kessler

History was made at Fayetteville City Hall on February 18, 2014.  In a meeting with standing room only, local cyclists, hikers, teachers, and representatives from numerous conservation organizations overflowed from the doorway and trickled down the grand staircase, standing on tiptoes and leaning an attentive ear toward Mayor Lioneld Jordan and the Fayetteville City Council. ...
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)...