Yesterday around lunch time, about forty people gathered at the Watershed Center to talk about the biggest aquatic invasion since the discovery of zebra mussels. Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is an invasive aquatic plant that, if left untreated for too long, will completely overtake a lake or backwater. The short story is this: the plant was […]
Join us Friday, February 5th for our Monthly Meeting, 7:30am at the Midtown Carnegie Library. Jordan Schanda, Sustainability Coordinator at Missouri State University (MSU) will be presenting about sustainability at MSU. As always, coffee and pastries from Big Momma’s Coffee .
This morning, we met with our friend Lynn from the Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center to go over some goals for Valley Water Mill Park and our cooperative education and outreach efforts. We met a few years ago and discussed similar topics, setting ourselves goals for the coming years. Some of those goals were: Remove […]
“All of life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. I woke up and mumbled some unsavory phrases as I looked at the weather app on my phone Monday morning. It was […]
We are so excited about our new board walk here at the Watershed Center. For the last few years, our old board walk along the north eastern edge of the lake has held water after every rain storm, causing deep puddles and slick spots on the structure that is meant to keep visitors safe and […]
You are invited to the Sac River Watershed Willard Community Meeting on January 12th at 5:30pm! The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks is partnering with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on the Our Missouri Waters effort for the Sac River Watershed. The goal of this project is to gather local input and water resource […]
On the heels of historic flooding, and in front of one of our communities most pressing issues—stormwater funding—417 Magazine published a well written, timely and interesting article on our local water situation. Check out “Rising Tide” here…http://www.417mag.com/417-Magazine/January-2016/The-Rising-Tide/ Mike Kromrey Executive Director
The Watershed Committee office will be closed December 25th through January 1st. Offices will be open again on Monday, January 4th. Please remember our January Monthly Meeting is cancelled. Have a wonderful Holiday and many thanks for your support of our mission and Clean Water for Life!
This resource about the status of global groundwater resources is the most comprehensive and dynamic that we have seen–great short videos and infographics. Might this affect us directly or indirectly in Missouri? We would love to see your comments… http://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/groundwater/ Mike Kromrey, Executive Director
You are invited to the Sac River Watershed Greenfield Community Meeting on December 15th! The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks is partnering with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on the Our Missouri Waters effort for the Sac River Watershed. The goal of this project is to gather local input and water resource priorities through […]