Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Illinois River Watershed Partnership cleanup of Mud Creek successful

Please click on image to see volunteers after cleaning up portion of Mud Creek in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The photo was provided by Delia Haak of the Illinois River Partnership. Please read below for her report and an announcement of a similar activity set for March 2009.

Many thanks to the 51 hearty citizens -- kids, moms, dads, Webelos, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, high school students -- who came out Saturday, February 21, for the first 2009 IRWP Creek Clean Up!

Thanks to Cub Pack 46, Girl Scout Troop 5064, and Haas Hall students for braving freezing morning temps and working together along Mud Creek Trail from Front St. to Mall Ave. Thanks to Kevin Hickie, Washington County Forester, for helping us see the connections between positive human efforts to clean up the creek and positive impacts on the wildlife habitat, trees and water quality.

NEXT IRWP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Saturday, March 28, The 2009 IRWP Riparian Project
You can help plant 6,000 green ash, sycamore, and shortleaf pine seedlings in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Siloam Springs, and Tahlequah to improve riparian buffers that protect and improve the water in our watershed. For more information, contact Delia at or

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