Students Learn About Conservation

Partnership Hopes To Get Students Involved In Projects

Posted: January 4, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Springdale High sophomore Kage (cq) Stroubel (cq) (left) and senior Chase McDowell look over the watershed map while on a hike in Cave Springs on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, during a leadership summit for EAST students with the Illinois River Watershed Project.

Victoria Burton walked around Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs snapping photos to take back to school and share with classmates.

At A Glance

Four Keys To Conservation Leadership

• Awareness: Be mindful of resources and processes around you.

• Appreciation: Understand and value the environmental, social and economic benefits of conserving natural resources.

• Education: Stay informed about conservation-related issues and solutions.

• Action: Try to implement solutions for conservation related issues, and share knowledge with others.

Source: Lauren Ray, Illinois River Watershed Partnership

At A Glance

Tour Destinations

• Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs

• Natural Falls State Park in Oklahoma

• Fisher Ford Whitewater Recreation Area, Siloam Springs

• Lake Wedington in Ozark National Forest

• West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant, Fayetteville

• Mount Kessler, Fayetteville

Source: Illinois River Watershed Partnership

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