Ozarks Giving day was a huge success! We raised $4,813 thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, some as far away as China and Dubai! These funds will go towards the repairs of the fishing piers and boardwalk at the Watershed Center-and Rob was leading a field trip yesterday that showed the students learning hands-on […]
Give Ozarks Day Video from Watershed Committee on Vimeo. The Watershed Committee is participating in the Community Foundation’s first ever Give Ozarks Day. The all-day giving blitz starts at midnight tonight and goes through midnight. Every hour prizes will be given away to participating non-profits who receive donations during that hour. We are raising funds […]
Since 1988 the WCO has acquired almost 8 million dollars in grant funding. That is a lot of on the ground projects and education and outreach in and around our community. One of the biggest and most ambitious projects being the Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill Park. The Watershed Center was created with over […]
Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, May 2nd!
Missouri State University and Watershed Committee of the Ozarks have completed the construction of a rainwater collection system at the MSU William H. Darr Agricultural Center. This project is part of the Big Urbie stormwater grant to improve water quality and reduce stormwater runoff. Missouri State Campus Construction served as the general contractor with engineering […]
I have been talking to folks lately about our field trips. These are people who work in some sort of environmental field, like recycling, sustainability, or engineering, and they want to help with field trips at the Watershed Center. I hear things like, “I want to get involved in the other side of environmental work.” […]
The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks awarded accomplishments which assist in the Watershed Committee’s mission to protect the area’s water resources. Mike Kromrey, Executive Director, presented the award to Fred Palmerton for his lifetime service of involvement with major projects and decisions related to Springfield, Missouri’s water resources.
This Throw Back Thursday we wanted to share pictures from the ground breaking to the ribbon cutting of the C.W. Titus Education Facility. Thank you again to all who contributed to make this a reality!
National Geographic Society Freshwater Fellow speaks at Missouri State Public Affairs Conference Dr. Sandra Postel, Director of the independent Global Water Policy Project and Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society, presented today at the Missouri State Public Affairs Conference on the global freshwater challenge. Dr. Postel spoke about the importance of revaluing water in […]
Attention Dear Reader: It is 80 degrees and sunny outside. Please step away from the computer and go outdoors or at least open a window. Drink plenty of our wonderful local tap water and explore your own watershed by foot, canoe, bicycle, hands and knees, or however you can get around it. Splash in a […]