Entries by Kelly Guenther

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield MOONLIGHT TOUR

Tickets now available for MOONLIGHT TOUR, CHILI AND PIE DINNER at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Superintendent T. John Hillmer announced tthat tickets for the battlefield’s popular "Moonlight Tour" will go on sale August 26, 2007. The tour will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2007 between 6:30p.m. and 10:00p.m.  The tour will represent conditions after the […]

Valley Water Mill Dedication

Valley Water Mill celebrated impovements on Tuesday, July 10 during a "progressive dedication" ceremony. The improvements include a new Greenway trail, a Streamside Learning Station and the completion of the Outdoor Initiatives/Maintenance building. Ozark Greenways, the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and Springfield-Greene County Park Board celebrated with a ribbon cutting and Loring Bullard, Executive Director of theWatershed Committee of […]

Governor Blunt appoints Todd Parnell to Clean Water Commission

Governor Matt Blunt appointed Todd Parnell to the Clean Water Commission on Monday, July 23 at the Lakeside Learning Station at Valley Water Mill. Mr. Parnell is interim President of Drury University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Drury University and a master’s in business administration from Dartmouth College. Mr. Panell serves as chairman of the Community Foundation […]

KOLR 10 ReForest the Ozarks

Saturday, October 13 (8AM-Noon) Join Ozark Greenways and KOLR 10 in a continuation of the Reforest the Ozarks program they did in the spring. They will sell native species trees at half-price. Cost will be $10 each, species to be announced. The sale will take place at the Fairgrounds on Norton Road. For more information, visit http://www.ozarkgreenways.org/eventcalendar.html

Rain Garden at Valley Water Mill

The Watershed Committee has partnered with a local Sierra Club to construct a Rain Garden at Valley Water Mill. This project will aid in preventing stormwater runoff from entering Valley Water Mill Lake. Rain gardens are being used throughout the state as water quality BMP’s (Best Management Practices). Rain Gardens are desinged to slow down, capture […]

Watershed Committee Monthly Meeting

Join Us Date:          September 7, 2007 Time:          7:30 am. Location:     Midtown Carnegie Library  (397 E. Central Springfield, MO) Presentation: Springfield’s Water Supply-A National Perspective–Jerry D. Vineyard, Interstate Rivers Director, MoDNR (Retired) Missouri Department of Conservation Update–Ronda Headland Catered by Panera Bread

Stream Clean Up

July 7, 2007  Finley River Clean Up  10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m. *Registration starting at 9:30a.m.   *Lunch will be provided for registered volunteers from 11:00a.m. – 1p.m. Beginning at Lindenlure Dam and walking downstream three tenths of a mile to turn around on Lindenview Road For more information, contact Justin Jenkins at:  417-581-2719 ext. 3

Dedication of Jordan Creek Greenway at Smith Park

Tuesday, June 26 at 4:30pm Springfield Public Works will be showing off their newly completed stormwater-greenway partnership project that connects Silver Springs Park to Smith Park near National and Division. Join Ozark Greenways in dedicating this greenway. This is a wonderful example of a riparian corridor designed not only to have a fun trail along […]

Sierra Club Meeting

Greetings form the Sierra Club White River Group! The White River Group, including 21 counties in southwest Missouri, has reorganized and is now holding regular monthly open membership meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center at 7pm. Please join us for next meeting on June 12th at 7pm […]