Natural Resource Protection—1904

By: Loring Bullard In 2004, Missourians celebrated the bicentennial of an amazing feat of exploration launched from their doorsteps. Loaded with scientific equipment and trinkets for trading, Lewis and Clark headed west from St. Louis in…

Missouri’s Healing Springs

By: Loring Bullard A visitor today to Pertle Springs in Warrensburg, Missouri would probably not be impressed with the old mineral spring found there. Gurgling out into a concrete basin, the spring water is somewhat repulsive—smelling…

Missouri: The “Spring State”

By: Loring Bullard With over 5,000 named caves, Missouri has been nicknamed “The Cave State.” However, it could just as appropriately be called “The Spring State.” For where there are caves, there are, or at least…

A Historied Creek

By: Loring Bullard Jordan Creek, Springfield’s founding waters, flows through the heart of the city. John Polk Campbell moved his family to its banks in 1830, raising corn where the Springfield Square is today. Other settlers, mostly…

Water Quality Resource Bags

Also in cooperation with the Springfield/Greene County Library District, the Watershed Center (Watershed Committee) and its educational partners developed these brightly colored “Water Quality for Life” book bags. In these bags,…

Water Quality Kiosk

The Watershed Center (Watershed Committee), in cooperation with the Springfield/Greene County Library District, produced this “Water Quality for Life” educational kiosk, which has been placed at the Library Center in south Springfield.…
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Adopt-A-Spring Program

As a volunteer in the Adopt-A-Spring Program you will be trained by a member of our professional staff to collect and analyze spring water from various springs located in the greater Springfield area. The Watershed Committee provides all of…

Missouri Stream Team

Missouri has 110,000 miles of streams that provide recreation, water and serenity for ourselves and our children, but they need your help. Missouri Stream Team is a working partnership of citizens who are concerned about Missouri streams. Become…

Show-Me Yards & Neighborhoods

Show-Me Yards & Neighborhoods is an educational program designed to raise awareness about the role urban storm water runoff plays in the water quality of nearby streams, creeks, rivers, and lakes. Click here for more information

Adopt-A-Stream Program

The Adopt-A-Stream program creates opportunities for volunteer groups to help keep waterways in Springfield clean. Adopt-A-Stream is a program of the City of Springfield. Click here for more information.