Missouri Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative (MoBCI)

Project Summary The MoBCI grant was completed in 2018. The grant award of $25,000 allowed us to make tremendous progress toward the actions and goals set forth in our Forest Stewardship Management Plan which complements our mission. In fact, it has been the most successful habitat project we’ve ever completed at the Watershed Center and …

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MDC Community Conservation Grant

Project Summary In 2018, the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO) completed a $10,000 extension to the Community Conservation Grant (CCG) awarded from the Missouri Department of Conservation in 2017. The financial resources provided by the CCG allowed us to complete a tremendous amount of work toward our Forest Stewardship Management Plan. We invested in …

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Jeep Extreme Terrain Clean Trail Grant

Project Summary Our thanks to the many organizations who helped make the The Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri All Service Day at the Watershed Center a huge success! Almost 200 students and parents found time to help with a variety of projects throughout the park. Students ranging from pre-school to seniors worked to improve trail access, …

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Lucky’s Market Community Impact Grant

Project Summary The Watershed Committee received a Community Impact Grant from Lucky’s Market to provide  funding to help restore the Little Sac Agricultural Demonstration Area (ADA). This area is located between Fellows and McDaniel lakes. The land is owned by City Utilities, which has leased the parcel to WCO to manage this endeavor. The ADA …

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Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District Grant

Project Summary In April of 2018 we were awarded a  $21,156.00 grant through the Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District. The grant funds are designed to reduce the amount of solid waste generated and sent to the landfill. Through this grant we were able to install recycling bins throughout the park and purchase a …

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HDR Grant

Project Summary In late 2018, we finally realized a long-term goal of adding renewable energy generation to the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks!  The HDR Foundation made it possible.  But what is the HDR Foundation? The HDR Foundation is affiliated with HDR Inc., a premier engineering firm with global reach, although the two are legally separate entities. HDR …

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Dear Future Community Challenge Grant by Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company and its family of 68 independently owned bottlers across the country invited young Americans to help deliver a better tomorrow through the “Dear Future [Community] Challenge.”  Locally, Ozarks Coca Cola Dr. Pepper Bottling Company and Watershed Committee of the Ozarks teamed up to ask students and young adults at Drury, MSU, and …

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Little Sac Restoration and Improvement Project

Project Summary: Watershed Committee of the Ozarks was awarded a subgrant agreement from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to improve the drinking watershed of Springfield and Greene County. The project will focus on reducing the loading of pollutants identified in the 303(d) watershed(s) and accompanying Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Upper Little …

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