Illinois River Watershed Partnership

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Nicole Hardiman, director of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership headquartered in Cave Springs, discusses recent changes by the Trump administration to historic federal environmental policies, as well as how her organization has managed to maintain operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

J. Froelich / KUAF

Twenty percent of Arkansas streams and creeks in the Illinois River Watershed are severely eroding, according to the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, which is facilitating a day-long workshop to assist affected land holders.

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership will host a free day-long seminar on commercial low-impact development June 19. The field day will feature discussions about water quality improvements and energy conservation practices, as well as a tour of green infrastructure projects in Bentonville. Preregistration is requested.

Jacqueline Froelich

The Illinois River Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Project is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers for addressing water quality concerns in Benton and Washington counties. Veteran farmers, youth farmers and minority farmers are encouraged to apply. The deadline is December 18th. IRWP Executive Director Dr. Delia Haak outlines the project.

Jacqueline Froelich

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new water quality modeling program for the Illinois River Watershed which spans northwest Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma. Portions of the river are impaired. But after years of conflict, Arkansas and Oklahoma are now cooperating to clean it up.

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