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Watershed News – Spring Newsletter 2024

Our Spring Newsletter is here! We are eager to share Watershed’s Spring highlights with you. Click here to read it and get updates on:🔬 Field trip season🌿 Progress at the Watershed Natives Nursery👷‍♀️ Watershed Conservation Corps projects⛵️ Improvements to Fellows Lake Recreation & Marina💧 Huge strides on our Upper Little Sac Restoration 319 Project

Groundwater Week 2024!

Happy Groundwater Week! Happy #GroundWaterWeek! We live in Springfield, that’s right, Spring…field! Springs and other karst features like sinkholes, losing streams, and caves result from our limestone landscape, as does our plentiful groundwater. Groundwater is critical for drinking water, irrigation, and industry in Southwest Missouri, so protecting it is, too.Check out this graphic to see how our …

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Dan Hoy, Bass Pro Sustainability Update

June Monthly Meeting Our June Meeting will take place on Friday June 7th! Join us at 7:30 a.m. at the Watershed Center.  Dan Hoy, Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s Director of Facilities, will share how Bass Pro Shops leverages facility management for resource conservation and sustainability. Dan’s career spans more than 40 years with Bass Pro Shops, …

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James Guldin, Shortleaf Pine Logging and DNR Update

March Monthly Meeting Our March Meeting will take place on Friday March 1st! Join us at 7:30 a.m. at the Watershed Center to learn about the historic Gasconade Mills.  James M. Guldin, Ph.D., will present on the Gasconade Mills: A Historical Retrospective on the first commercial harvests of shortleaf pine in Missouri. Mr. Guldin is a …

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Frank Nelson, Wetland Conservation and NWS Update

February Meeting on World Wetlands Day Our next Meeting will take place on Friday Feb. 2nd! Join us at 7:30 a.m. at the Watershed Center to learn about Wetland Conservation with MDC’s Frank Nelson  On World Wetlands Day, Frank Nelson will present “Celebrating Wetlands in Missouri and Around the World,” a perspective on Missouri’s wonderous …

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AWWA Spotlights Watershed’s Source Water Protection Plan

The American Water Works Association Spotlights Watershed’s Source Water Protection Plan The American Water Works Association called the plan a “Collaborative Success Story” in their recent article. They explain the partnership of Watershed and City Utilities, saying, “It provides maximum return on each stakeholder’s dollar and mutual community benefit for over 40 years.” Since its …

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Fellows Lake Hosts Empower Abilities Day at the Lake

Day at the Lake was held on Sept. 16th, 2023 at Fellows Lake For the second year, Empower: Abilities hosted a day of free fun on the water for people with disabilities. Over 200 people registered for this great day of floating, fishing, and more!  The Day at the Lake was full of smiles! A mix …

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Phil Graves: Harmonizing Business, Nature, and Community and MDC Update

September Monthly Meeting Recap: Our 2023 September Monthly Meeting was held on September 1st at the Watershed Center. Phill Graves, CEO of Wild Idea Buffalo, a regenerative meat and leather company, presented on “Harmonizing Business, Nature, and Community.” Mr. Graves began by thanking Watershed and their work to protect one of our most precious resources. …

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Upcoming Free Educational Tour at the Onsite Wastewater Training Center

We are hosting an Educational Tour at the Onsite Wastewater Training Center on August 17th, 2023 Join us for an educational walking tour of the Onsite Wastewater Training Center on August 17th to learn about septic systems, maintenance tips to extend the life of your septic system, and current pump-out rebate programs! Plus Little Sac …

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