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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…
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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…
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YMCA Summer Odyssey

The Ozarks Regional YMCA helped a lot of kids experience the Ozarks at the Watershed Center this summer through their "Summer Odyssey" program. Summer Odyssey is similar to a day camp and is based out of schools throughout Springfield. Many…

Forestry Learning Station

Have you heard of Aldo Leopold? He was an American ecologist, forester and environmentalist. He was also very influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness preservation. I think Aldo would…

The Little Bridge

The “little bridge” at the Watershed Center has turned into a big project! The stream that flows into the lake posed a major barrier to hikers and students during times of high water. With the help of Greene County, a…

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…

W.O.L.F. School at Valley Water Mill

Outdoor education is unpredictable. The Springfield W.O.L.F. school (Wonders of the Outdoors LearningFacility) recently visited the Watershed Center on a field trip. In between lessons about forests and watersheds, we saw a murder.  A murder…
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Bicycle Design Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kellie Herman of Springfield for her winning entry in the Watershed Center bicycle rack design contest. Kellie's conceptual design was chosen out of more than a dozen entries that were submitted in May. The Watershed…