Thursday, April 23, 2009

April and May events in the Illinois River watershed of Arkansas and Oklahoma

Saturday, April 25 Earth Day at Botanical Gardens 10 am – 2 pm
Join the IRWP and Springdale’s Tree City USA committee by volunteering at our booth. It’s a great way to meet new people and greet old friends!
Monday, April 27 Osage Creek Clean up 9 am – noon
Join the IRWP and Kirksey Middle School 7th graders by helping clean up portions of Osage Creek in Rogers. Clean up crews will meet at the Church at Pinnacle Hills and Home Depot in Rogers at 9 am. Trash bags and gloves provided by Keep Arkansas Beautiful.
May StreamTeam Monitoring
Reminder that May is sampling month for the 2008-2009 IRWP Volunteer StreamTeam Monitoring Project. Please drop your samples off at the AWRC Lab as early in the month as possible and we’ll share yearlong results at our June 6 event.
Many thanks to our IRWP StreamTeam volunteers!
Saturday, May 2 Lake Fayetteville Clean up 9 am – noon
Join the Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership in helping clean up Lake Fayetteville. Bring canoes and kayaks, or come ready for a great “clean up walk” around the lake. Meet at the Environmental Study Center at 511 E. Lakeview. RSVP for lunch
Friday and Saturday, May 8-9 Northwest Arkansas Green Expo
Volunteer at the IRWP booth at the Northwest Arkansas Green Expo at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Watershed quiz games for kids & adults with prizes!
Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
Tuesday, May 12 IRWP Board Meeting 6 pm – 9 pm
Members and guests, come to the 2nd quarter board meeting of the IRWP to be hosted at Nabholz Construction at 3301 N. 2nd Street, Rogers.
Saturday, June 6 Illinois River Watershed Appreciation Day
Come to Lake Fayetteville, 2 pm to 7 pm, for family fun with kid’s games, fishing, geocaching treasure hunt, canoe races, free barbecue and concert.
IRWP Committees
Education Committee: Tuesday, April 28, 11:30 am Washington Co. Environmental Affairs
Membership Committee: Friday, May 1, 9:00 am Lake Fayetteville Pavilion
Finance Committee: Monday, May 4, 3:00 pm 122 Turnberry, Dawn Hill, Siloam Springs
To volunteer email or call (479) 238-4671

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