Dear Friends, Watershed work, like a river, is a continuum. New challenges and concepts continue to come from upstream, and we anticipate and adapt to the currents. From time to time, it’s important to test the waters—take samples—to monitor quality and assess long-term trends. This annual report serves that purpose for our organization. As [...]
Join Us tomorrow morning for our March Monthly Meeting. WCO Projects Manager Stacey Armstrong will be presenting on the Springfield-Greene County Urban Watershed Stewardship Project (Big Urbie) and she has lots of exciting stormwater projects completed, underway and in the works! As always, we will have Big Momma’s coffee and pastries. See you there! 7:30am [...]
Due to inclement weather, the WCO offices will be closed today. The Work Session and Sponsor Meeting scheduled today 1pm-3pm at the CW Titus Education Facility will be rescheduled.
The peaceful Sunday afternoon air was disturbed by chainsaws and a massive industrial wood chipper. We had a large group of guys from Missouri State University, all members of the Phi Kapa Alpha fraternity, out at the Watershed Center helping with a major habitat restoration effort. On top of the hill, nearest to the North [...]
This last weekend I had the honor to participate with Stacey in the Discover Engineering Day at Missouri State University’s Plaster Center. This event was an educational outreach fair geared toward elementary children and hosted by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. The Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development is an awesome [...]
“Where are we going?” “The basement of National Audio…or crawlspace, or something.” “Will we need boots?” “I don’t know, maybe. It is muddy I think.” “Ok.” And off we were to see the fabled spring upon which our fair city was founded; the spring I had told many people about on our Jordan Creek tours; [...]
The February 7th Monthly Meeting will be held at the Midtown Carnegie Library tomorrow at 7:30am. The Meeting was only going to be moved if the Library opened late due to inclement weather but no bad weather is expected tonight. Thank Goodness! Sorry for any confusion. See you tomorrow!
It’s easy sometimes to form an “Us and Them” mentality about members of our community. This is rarely, if ever, a helpful attitude to adopt, as we need every interested party at the table to discuss habits, water, wildlife, and the land. This week, the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks made a great new friend [...]
The Monthly Meeting on Friday, February 7th, will be moved to the City’s Environmental Resource Center building at 290 E. Central if the Springfield Public Schools are closed or start late on Friday. The meeting will start at the same time 7:30 a.m. Please call if you have any questions. February 7, 2014 AGENDA [...]
Serve. Give back. Pay it forward. Volunteer. Whatever you call it, people love to do it. On Martin Luther King Junior Day, this past Monday, 30 students from Missouri State University Bear Service Team gathered with tired eyes and warm coffees at the Watershed Center in the cool of the morning. While their roommates, classmates, [...]