Illinois River Watershed Partnership Receives $8,600 Donation

Monday, October 22 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The programs led by the Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) got a boost in its education and outreach efforts thanks to a $8,600 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the Illinois River Watershed Partnership in Cave Springs. Kurt Price, Lindsey Taylor and Ashley Allen of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check to Nicole Hardiman, executive director of IRWP.

IRWP works to improve the integrity of the Illinois River through public education and community outreach, water quality monitoring, and the implementation of conservation and restoration practices throughout the watershed.

“IRWP is honored to receive support from the team at Arvest Bank,” Hardiman said. “Arvest’s contribution enables us to provide Northwest Arkansas schools with free field trips to IRWP’s Learning Center in Cave Springs. Serving around 2,000 students per year, our staff provides opportunities for students to learn about water quality, healthy ecosystems, and what they can do to conserve natural resources through interactive games and activities. Sponsors like Arvest make IRWP’s K-12 programming possible and we are so very thankful.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Illinois River Watershed and its efforts to host upcoming school and community events,” said Price, Arvest’s Private Banking manager in Siloam Springs. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting all of the communities we serve." 

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