Volunteer opportunity: Seedling plantings and creek clean-ups on March 10

Volunteers pose for a photo during the 2011 Riparian Project at Gulley Park in Fayetteville.

Courtesy, IRWP Facebook

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership is seeking volunteers for the 2012 Riparian Project from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 10.

Volunteers will plant 4,000 native tree seedlings in six cities across the Illinois River watershed to improve riparian buffers along Scull Creek Trail in Fayetteville, Spring Creek in Springdale, Blossom Way Creek Trail in Rogers, the Illinois River in Prairie Grove, Sager Creek in Siloam Springs, and in Tahlequah, Okla. at the Scenic Rivers Commission.

Activities will include planting seedlings as well as conducting creek clean-ups at each location. Snacks & drinks will be provided.


Fayetteville – Scull Creek, Gordon Long Park, Gregg Street
Prairie Grove – Illinois River, Battlefield Park Trail
Rogers – Blossom Way Trail, Immanuel Baptist Church, S. 26 St
Siloam Springs – Sager Creek, City Trail at JBU Soccer Field
Springdale – Spring Creek, Grove Street Park
Tahlequah – Illinois River, Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission

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