Entries by Loring


Another Milestone for Water Education

About 130 people watched as the ribbon was cut last Friday on the new C.W Titus Education Facility. It was truly a milestone–and a long time in the making. Plans for this LEED-Gold, water and energy efficient building were first laid in about 2004. Most of 2006 through 2010 was spent in raising funds to […]


It’s Really a Circle

On July 22, 10 A.M. we’ll cut the ribbon on the new C.W. Titus Education Facility at the Watershed Center (Valley Water Mill Park in north Springfield, Missouri)–a momentous occasion, without doubt, marking the end of a long journey to find an appropriate site and then plan, work, plan, work, plan and work some more […]


Building Project Update

Construction of the main Watershed Center Education Building is almost finished! This spring has seen a flurry of activity at the Watershed Center. Carson-Mitchell Inc., the contractor working on the Education Building is close to finishing the Watershed Center and parking lot. If you would like to tour this LEED Gold facility as it is going up, just contact us […]


WCO New Board Chair

 “Every year, the Watershed Committee gets a new Board Chair. This year, our Chair is Stuart Murr who, with his wife Katy, crossed the United States on their bicycles last spring and summer, towing their two young kids behind them. They rode from Florida to Oregon, on bikes, with their kids! Imagine! At the January […]


Kraft Foods Volunteer Day

A big thank you to Renee Bartlett and Kraft Foods for providing four volunteers to work at the Watershed Center this month. These guys pushed it hard, mulching a long section of trail that was muddy and washed out from the spring rains. Obviously, it would be very hard for us to keep up with […]

Watershed Center

Clean water is a distinguishing feature of the Ozarks. Many agencies and organizations are working to keep it that way, including the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. To help further this goal, a few years ago the Committee embarked on the development of the Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill. This 100-acre, publicly owned site […]


Price Cutter recipient of WCO Choose Environmental Excellence Award

This year’s Watershed Committee Choose Environmental Award goes to Price Cutter Stores, which have implemented a large number of Eco-Friendly Actions, including composting food wastes, promoting cloth grocery bags, recycling cardboard and reducing electricity use. Erick Taylor, Price Cutter President, said in a written statement that “the Price Cutter committment to helping our neighbor’s includes protecting the environment […]


2nd Annual Environmental Conference

2nd Annual Environmental Conference La Quinta Inn  3320 S. Rangeline Road Joplin MO March 27, 2009   Co-Sponsored By: Tri-State Water Resources Coalition, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and Environmental Task Force of Jasper and Newton Counties The Conference will address state water plans in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Information and registration form can be […]

Tim Smith’s News-Leader article

It’s good to know that our community leaders support local clean water efforts. A case in point is Tim Smith, Greene County Administrator, whose great letter about protecting water resources appeared in last Saturday’s edition of the News-Leader . You can check it out by clicking HERE