Entries by Kelly Guenther

Bluegrass & Blossoms

Saturday-July 28  2pm-4pm Close Memorial Park, located at 2400 S. Scenic, is hosting a gathering featuring Bluegrass Bands & Awarness of the proposed Botanical Gardens!! Friends of the Garden, a local non-profit group, is leading a fundraising effort to raise $4 million toward the construction of 19,000 square foot Botanical Center.The building has been enivironmentally designed […]

Watershed Center Monitoring Wells

Groundwater is a precious resource, and many people statewide rely on it exclusively for their water supply. The observation wells at the Watershed Center provide valuable groundwater data, as well as an educational tool for the Watershed Center. The monitoring wells measure the water levels of the two separate aquifers under the Springfield area. The shallow […]

H20 on the Go

H2O on the Go Workshop Educating and motivating people to care about and for groundwater. On Thursday, May 31, 2007, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and The Groundwater Foundation will be co-sponsoring two, 3-hour H2O on the Go Workshops. These workshops are free of charge and will be held at the Watershed Center, 2450 E Valley Water […]

Watershed Committee Monthly Meeting

Date:       Friday, May 4   7:30amLocation:  Midtown Carnegie Library  397 E. Central  Springfield, MO Presentation:    Americorp Volunteers Update–Kyle Kosovich, Tiffany Frey & Valerie Lee Presentation:    Highlights of Greene County Land Use–Kent Morris MDC Update:  Ronda Headland

River Rescue & Southwest Regional Stream Team Conference

Saturday June 9th–River Rescue–9am Clean-Up event on the James River      Followed by Beer, Brats, and Bluegrass at the Ozark Mill For more info. on the River Rescue, please visit http://www.jamesriverbasin.com/ or www.riverrescue.net Sunday June 10th–Stream Team Conference @ the Watershed Center–7:30am-9am Breakfast Burritos, 9am-3pm Workshops/lunch/field trips/Door Prizes/Stream Team Fun! Pre-registration is required for the Stream Team Conference. Please […]

National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School

          *Master new outdoor skill or improve existing ones*Fun for the entire family! Experience not required.*Taught in the great outdoors with emphasis on conservation ethics, and safety. 2007 WOW School Schedule Springfield        May 4 & 5 St. Louis           June 8 & 9 Kansas City      Sept. 21 & […]

Watershed Committee Monthly Meeting

Presentation: *Joplin Water Update—Terry Campbell , *Cindy Davies of DNR will provide an update on the proposed CAFO near Roaring River   *We will hear from Jefferson City about proposesd CAFO legislation Location:  Midtown Carnegie Library   397 East Cental (Upstairs) Catered by Panera Bread

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 green pastures; cool, clear flowing water; deep blue holes; and exciting riffles attract us, […]

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 1804, following President Jefferson’s directive to traverse and explore what had just become the country’s largest ever real estate […]

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 of rotten eggs and imparting orange stains to leaves and rocks in its path. If someone suggested the visitor […]