Water Wednesday ‘Sope School Discovery Corps’

Sope School Discovery CorpsStudents in McDonald County School District are participating in a new educational program called Sope School Discovery Corps. The word “Sope” is a combination of success and hope, which are the program’s cornerstone values. Currently, eighth grade students from the district’s junior high schools are eligible to enroll in the program. One …

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Careers in Conservation

‘Learning About Careers in Conservation, Sustaining Habitats for Generations ‘ For the second year in a row, we were honored to host students and teachers from the collaborative program, “Careers in Conservation”. On this particularly warm November day, students had the opportunity to gain insight from our staff about their respective paths into the field of …

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Water Wednesday ‘Spring Storms and Stream Data’

Spring rain events can impact local streams and cause flooding. We are fortunate there is a variety of resources that provide information on flow data and flooding of our local streams. The USGS provides current and historical streamflow data. Daily streamflow conditions for streams in Missouri can be found here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/mo/nwis/rt At the Watershed Center …

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Water Wednesday ‘MDC Honors Watershed Committee’

Water Wednesday: MDC honors Watershed Committee of the Ozarks with the Forestry Division’s ‘Outstanding Partner of the Year’ award.We are proud to be partners with the Missouri Dept. of Conservation for the health of water and land, and we appreciate their recent recognition of our partnership and progress.View the entire story HERE

Water Wednesday ‘Pardon our Mess or Why are we Cutting Trees Down’?

One frequent comment we get here at the park is “Why are you cutting down the trees? I thought you were supposed to protect nature.” The answer is cutting trees and protecting nature are not mutually exclusive. In fact, we are basically working to protect nature by cutting down trees along with performing other management …

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