Monthly Meetings

The Watershed Committee holds its public meetings on the first Friday of every month at 7:30 a.m. at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. At these meetings watershed issues and concerns are discussed by a wide variety of stakeholders.

Below are links to the monthly meetings with the option to download the minutes in a PDF format.  If you don’t have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can do so by clicking here.


January 5, 2018
“Trails and streams: protecting our heritage and improving life for all”, Mary Kromrey, Director, Ozark Greenways and Mike Kromrey, Director, Watershed Committee

February 2, 2018
“A conversation about long-term water supply in Southwest Missouri”, Gail Melgren, Ex. Director of Tri State Water Resource Coalition and the Southwest MO Joint Municipal Water Utility Commission

March 2, 2018
“History of Protecting Ozark Streams”, Leyland Payton, author of James Fork of the White: Transformation of an Ozark River 

April 6, 2018
“Smoky Hill River Renewal”, Eric Dove, HDR

May 4, 2018
“Living Ozarks: The Ecology and Culture of a Natural Place”, Tom Peters and Dr. James Baumlin

June 1, 2018
“Conservation Partnerships for Healthy Land, Healthy Water and Healthy Communities”, Kelly Srigley Werner, State Private Lands Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

July 6, 2018
“Groundwater Availability in the Ozarks Plateaus-simulations of regional flow”, Brian Clark, Hydrologist, United State Geological Survey

August 3, 2018
“What can we learn from vegetation in a mining contaminated river”, La Toya Kissoon-Charles, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biology, Missouri State University

September 7, 2018
“Wasted Water-A Trashy Tale…” Solid waste and water don’t mix! Learn about some of the resources available through the City of Springfield to keep solid waste out of our waterways! Laurie Duncan, Education Outreach Coordinator, City of Springfield

October 5, 2018
“Watershed Committee Update”, Mike Kromrey, Executive Director

November 2, 2018
Cara Shaefer, Director of Energy Services and Renewables

December 7, 2018
“Clean Pavement Initiative”, Carrie Lamb, Water Quality Compliance Officer, City of Springfield

  • January 1, 2016
  • February 5, 2016
    Sustainability at Missouri State University, Jordan Schanda, Sustainability Coordinator
  • March 4, 2016
    United States Geological Survey: Missouri Water Quality Update, John Schumacher, United States Geological Survey
  • April 1, 2016
    Big News from Ozarks Water Watch, David Casaletto, Director, Ozarks Water Watch
  • May 6, 2016
    A Long-term view of Watershed Health and Threats, Joe Koloski, District Ranger, Mark Twain National Forest
  • June 3, 2016
    2016-The Year of the Trail, Terry Whaley, Director, Ozark Greenways
  • July 1, 2016
    Overflow Control Plan, Errin Kemper, Assistant Director, Dept. of Environmental Services, City of Springfield
  • August 5, 2016
    Guiding Principles of Sustainability of NPS, Ted Hillmer, Superintendent, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
  • September 2, 2016
    Protect, preserve, and provide: how youth education and the Parks, Soils, and Water Sales Tax Support Missouri,  Rob Hunt, Education Coordinator with MDNR, and Holly Neill with the Nature Conservancy
  • October 7, 2016
    Watershed Committee Update-Meeting location at the Watershed Center
  • November 4, 2016
    Sustainable Forestry and Watersheds, Greg Iffrig, L-A-D Foundation
  • December 2, 2016
    Source Water Monitoring at City Utilities, Kari Wolken, Water Quality Analyst, City Utilities of Springfield
  • January 2, 2015
  • February 6, 2015
    Stream Team Watershed Coalition Update, Holly Neill, Director (Download Minutes)
  • March 6, 2015
    Springfield Urban Watershed Stewardship Project, ‘Big Urbie’, Wrap Up, Stacey Armstrong, Projects Manager, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (Download Minutes)
  • April 3, 2015
    Water Protection and Ash Storage Solution, Roddy Rogers, Manager Water Resources Projects, City Utilities of Springfield (Download Minutes)
  • May 1, 2015
    Performance Based Water Conservation with WERS, Mike Collignon, Green Builder Coalition (Download Minutes)
  • June 5, 2015
    Sacrificial clams: native mussels and water quality, Dr. Barnhart, Missouri State University (Download Minutes)
  • July 3, 2015
  • August 7, 2015
    Roadtrip with a Raindrop, Author Gayle Harper (Download Minutes)
  • September 4, 2015
    Trees are the Answer, Casey Jo Kellner, Urban Forester, City of Springfield (Download Minutes)
  • October 2, 2015
    Watershed Committee Staff Update (Download Minutes)
  • November 6, 2015
    Ryan Mueller, Executive Director of the Interstate Council on Water Policy (Download Minutes)
  • December 4, 2015
    Recent Flood Trends in the Ozarks, Bob Pavlowsky, Director, Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 January
    Asher Creek and Conservation Innovation Grant Project Reviews–Will Rhodes, Greene County Soil and Water District, Adam Millsap, Urban Roots Farm, and Curtis Millsap, Millsap Farm (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 February
    Asher Creek and Conservation Innovation Grant Project Reviews–Will Rhodes, Greene County Soil and Water District, Adam Millsap, Urban Roots Farm, and Curtis Millsap, Millsap Farm (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 March
    The Big Urbie (Springfield-Greene County Urban Watershed Stewardship Project) Grant Update, Stacey Armstrong, Projects Manager, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 April
    Riparian Restoration and Protection: 4 Years of Implementation-Joe Pitts, Director, James River Basin Partnership and Terry Whaley, Director, Ozark Greenways (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 May
    The Integrated Plan-Erin Kemper, PE, D.WRE, Assistant Director, Department of Environmental Services, City of Springfield (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 June
    Freshwater Conservation in Missouri: The Nature Conservancy’s Perspective-Todd Sampsell, Missouri State Director, The Nature Conservancy (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 July Meeting
  • 2014 August
    Local Food and Water, Angela Jenkins, Registered Dietician at Cox Health (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 September
    Ozarks Water Watch Update, David Casaletto, Director, Ozarks Water Watch (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 October at Watershed Center
    Watershed Center Education, Outreach & Partnerships, Rob Hunt, Watershed Center Coordinator, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (Download Minutes)
  • 2014 November
    City Update on Overflow Control Plan (Download Minutes)