Volunteers needed for the Illinois River Watershed riparian project

by The City Wire staff ([email protected]) 185 views 

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership will plant native trees along creeks and streams in the Illinois River Watershed of Northwest Arkansas as part of its annual riparian project slated for 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 7. Volunteers are needed to help plant trees and pick up litter at seven trailhead locations in Benton and Washington counties.

The Arkansas and Oklahoma forestry commissions are providing the trees, which create natural riparian buffers protecting the Illinois River and its tributaries against stormwater runoff and other land-use impacts. Volunteers may help at any of these trailhead locations:
• Enfield Trail, Bentonville, Parking at Tiger Boulevard/Northeast “A” Street
• Turtle Creek, Rogers, Parking at Oakdale Middle School
• Brush Creek, Springdale, Parking at Brush Creek Golf Pro Shop
• Spring Creek, Springdale, Parking at AQ Outback
• Sager Creek, Siloam Springs, Parking at Siloam Springs High School
• Mud/Scull Creek, Fayetteville, Parking at Academy Sports
• Illinois River, Prairie Grove, Joe Hall’s Farm at Bethel Blacktop Road

For a map of the locations click here.

Snacks and drinks will be provided during the event. For more information, contact Becky Roark, Illinois River Watershed Partnership resource specialist, at (479) 215-6623.