Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Instructions that Natural Resources Conservation Service contractors are supposed to be following

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Golden paddle awards announced by Illinois River Partnership

Congratulations to the


Golden Paddle Awards recognize leaders in watershed stewardship

and natural resource conservation in the Illinois River Watershed.

Six awards are given annually to individuals or entities that

exemplify good stewardship in the protection,

preservation, and enhancement of the watershed.


Gene Pharr, Washington County Farm Bureau


Flint Creek Power Plant, Gentry

Eagle Watch Nature Trail


Ozark Ecological Restorations, Siloam Springs

Joe Woolbright


Stitt Energy Systems, Inc., Rogers

Orlo Stitt


City of Fayetteville, Mayor Lioneld Jordan

West Side Treatment Plant & Woolsey Wet Prairie


Susan Bolyard, US Geological Survey Hydrologist

Over 100 people joined the IRWP in honoring these

2009 recipients at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale at the annual IRWP Stakeholders Meeting, November 10.

To join 202 members of the IRWP today and go to


Thanks to our Sponsors, Members, and Volunteers

for your many contributions to preserve, protect and restore

the Illinois River Watershed.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Veterans Memorial 5K entry form for Saturday, November 7, 2009

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5K Entry form 09
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Please click on image to ENLARGE view of a sample of items that will be in the goody bags of the first 300 runners who sign up for the Nov. 7, 2009, Veterans 5K.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Where several Fayetteville city workers need to be tomorrow: Springdale city administration building

November 5 Streambank Restoration Workshop, Springdale 9 am. to 3 pm. Thursday at the Springdale city administration building.
To register for free riparian demonstration workshop, email contact@irwp.org
IRWP Streambank Restoration Workshop
The Workshop will be led by Bobby Hernandez, Region 6 USEPA Community Planner and Jon Fripp of Fort Worth,NRCS.
Workshop partners include the City of Springdale Tree City USA committee, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
The workshop will cover several key areas of restoration including:
TECHNIQUES: Various streambank restoration techniques and successful technology and projects will be emphasized as well as unsuccessful restoration projects highlighted.
DEMONSTRATION: Demonstration of Jet Stinger technology will be used to plant willow cuttings along streambanks in the host city of Springdale, Arkansas.
IMPLEMENTATION: Implementation of low cost riparian and stormwater Best
Management Practices to improve water quality and reduce pollution in the Illinois River Watershed.