FREE Soil Tests: Proper lawn fertilization is critical to clean water in the Ozarks.  Getting a soil test can save money on fertilizer by meeting your lawn’s exact nutrient needs and not more. Excess fertilizer commonly runs into rivers and streams.  The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks in partnership with the James River Basin Partnership is offering a FREE soil test and nutrient management plan for yards in the South Creek, Jordan Creek, Fassnight Creek and Pea Ridge Creek Watersheds.  To find out if you live in one of these watersheds visit,

For more information on the Big Urbie Grant, call Stacey Armstrong, Projects Manager for the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks at 417-866-1127. To schedule a soil test, call Melissa Bettes, Projects Manager for James River Basin Partnership, at 417-836-4847.

This program made possible by funding from The Springfield-Greene County Urban Watershed Stewardship Project (Big Urbie) EPA Section 319 Water Quality grant. The James River Basin Partnership is one of several partners on the Big Urbie grant with Watershed Committee of the Ozarks to implement stormwater practices that protect water quality.

Stacey Armstrong
Projects Manager



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