Entries by Matt K

Recreational Trails Grant

In March of 2011, the Watershed Committee received a Recreational Trails Grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The purpose of this grant is to construct 1,550 ft. of hard surface trail connecting the existing Lakeside Learning Station to the newly constructed C.W. Titus Education Facility. The grant will also provide money to aide […]

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Fishing Update

   Fishing Information for Valley Water Mill Lake Information provided by: Missouri Department of Conservation UPDATE/CURRENT STATUS–  CLOSED–MDC staff anticipates opening the lake to fishing sometime in 2012.    Valley Water Mill Lake Fishery – 2011 update  The fish at Valley Water Mill Lake were stocked in December 2008.     Typically, it takes at least three to four […]

USDA-NRCS Grant

In October 2010, the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks was awarded a USDA grant through the Natural Resource Conservation Service to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in the urban setting. The grant will leverage federal investment in environmental protection while at the same time encouraging urban agricultural production. The […]

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Watershed Committee Recieves USDA-NRCS Grant

In October 2010, the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks was awarded a USDA grant through the Natural Resource Conservation Service to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation appraoaches and technologies in the urban setting. The grant will leverage federal investment in environmental protection while at the same time encouraging urban agricultural production. The […]

Save water by watering less

Thinking about watering that lawn this summer?? Turf requires 1-1.5 inches of water per week for optimal growth –         One inch irrigation = 624 gallons per 1,000 ft2 –         A typical 1/3 acre lot with a 2,000 ft2 house footprint needs 7,812 gallons per week   Also, check out City Utilities new volunteer even/odd water […]

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1% for the Planet

Great News! The Watershed Committee has been approved to be a Non-Profit recipient of 1% for the Planet. For more information about 1% for the Planet and how your business can contribute, click HERE  

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Portland Conference

Watershed Committee staff joined James River Basin Partnership staff in Portland, Oregon at the 5th National Conference for Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Outreach. This week long conference focused on the best examples for education of the public, industry and policy makers. At the conference, staff were able to meet and learn from experts across the […]

Source Water Protection

A recent USGS study stresses the importance of Source Water Protection. Consider the findings reported in the study: More than 20% of private domestic wells sampled nationwide contain at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern. Nitrate, an inorganic contaminant derived from man-made sources such as fertilizers and septic tanks was found in […]

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Can We Afford NOT to Protect Our Ozarks Streams?

I am on my way to present at the 2009 Missouri Natural Resources Conference. I will be discussing the Value of protecting our regional streams and rivers. We have teamed with Olsson and Associates to validate, with monetary value, the messages we have all been trying to sound forth. That message being to protect, conserve, sustain, […]

Kelley-Stokes Pedestrian Bridge

The Kelley–Stokes Pedestrian Bridge was dedicated on Friday, November 14th at Valley Water Mill. The bridge is made out of 95% recycled steel and recycled composite decking, is 105 foot long and completes the two and 0ne-half mile walking trail around the site. Funding was made available through a Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails […]