Posts tagged "Watershed"
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...
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?...
Nature's Classroom: IRWP Watershed Sanctuary - Classroom, Refuge, Destination

Nature’s Classroom: IRWP Watershed Sanctuary – Classroom, Refuge, Destination

The IRWP Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs is open and ready for visitors!  With the completion of the new Pavilion, an even better experience awaits for educational and recreational activities on the property for visitors, school groups, team building experiences and educational workshops/events. Bats & Bluegrass Event at the Watershed Sanctuary, Cave Springs (Aug. 22,...
Clean Water Raingers: Back To School – It’s A Special Time

Clean Water Raingers: Back To School – It’s A Special Time

Hi there Clean Water Raingers. It’s that time of year again, for backpacks and books, carpools and classrooms, friends and fun, learning and laughing.  Time for School! Teachers spend a lot of time making their classrooms extra special and welcoming for their incoming students. Home schooling parents also provide a great learning environment for their...
Clean Water Raingers: Trees Make Better Water

Clean Water Raingers: Trees Make Better Water

Clean Water Raingers…It’s Almost Here…Are You Ready?  Join the Illinois River Watershed Partnership for our 8th Annual Riparian Project on Saturday, March 7th ! What is the Riparian Project? It is a community event where volunteers get together to plant trees and pick up litter.  Gather your friends and family members and join in the...
Clean Water Raingers: A Conversation with Captain Marshall

Clean Water Raingers: A Conversation with Captain Marshall

Hi Kids, Hopefully, many of you have seen and heard Captain Marshall performing the Clean Water Raingers program at your school or library.  Want to know a little bit more about him?  He recently took time to sit down with me and answer some questions that I had.    Where did Marshall Mitchell (Captain Marshall)...
WATERSHED Is Our Word For Today

WATERSHED Is Our Word For Today

Hi Kids, If you are a Clean Water Rainger you already know what a watershed is, but keep on reading because we can always learn new things about our watershed. A watershed is an area of land that drains into a waterway.  And what is a waterway?  It could be a roadside ditch, creek, stream,...