Vive La Dolomieu

By: Loring Bullard When we can find the time, my fishing buddy and I head to a place where water, rocks and fish intersect in a most satisfying way—an Ozark stream. We have several favorite float/fishing trips. Scenic wooded valleys and…

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,…