Watershed Center Coordinator
2400 E. Valley Water Mill Rd. Springfield, MO 65803
at the Watershed Center
- Watershed Center Donors
- Interpreters Guide to the Watershed Center
- Watershed Center Activity menu
- Project History – Part 1
- Project History – Part 2
- How we achieve LEED
- Recycled Materials and Green Projects
- What and Why of Green Building
The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks created the Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill Park. This 100-acre parcel is of great geologic and historic interest. It contains a prominent fault zone where streams sink into underground channels. It was the site of a grist mill before the Civil War. And it contains a wide variety of natural and man-made features, including a seventeen-acre lake, wetlands, spring-fed stream, caves, sinkholes, glades and forests.
To take advantage of these natural features, a 2 1/2 mile walking trail loops around the entire site, connecting the five major outdoor classrooms or “learning stations,” at the spring, wetland, lake, forest and stream. These offer excellent opportunities to get kids and adults outside for some exciting, hands-on learning about our precious water resources.
We only need to raise $840 to build our boot shed at the Watershed Center!
Make an impact by donating to our Cause Momentum Campagin so we can buy boots for students and build a shed to house stream ecology equipment right next to the stream!!
Check out our Cause Momentum Campaign https://www.causemomentum.org/projects/equipment-shed
• Five Outdoor Classrooms Structures
• Great Field Trip Site for Schools
• Hands-On Educational Opportunities
• LEED Certified, Energy and Water Conserving Building
• Water Quality Demonstrations Including Pervious Pavement, Vegetated “Green” Roof, Rain Gardens, Wetland Filters
• Rainwater Harvesting System Conserves Water
• Energy Conservation with Daylighting, Passive Solar and Geothermal
• 2.5 Mile Walking/Nature Trail
• Fishing in 17-Acre Lake
• Nature and Bird Viewing
• 100-Acre Historic Site