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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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Watershed Summer Gala 2023 Recap

Looking Back on the 2023 Watershed Gala Hosting an annual event like the Watershed Summer Gala requires a unique balance of continuing favorite elements, making improvements, and keeping things fresh. This year, our switch to June and the flip to Friday afforded us incredible evening weather and better attendance opportunity. The “vibe” was fun, laid …

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June Monthly Meeting Recap

June Monthly Meeting Recap: Our 2023 June Monthly Meeting was held on the 2nd at 7:30 a.m. at the Watershed Center Eric Fuselier, an environmental scientist specializing in plant selection, presented “The Importance of Species Selection for Improving Stormwater Quality with Native Plants.”  Mr. Fuselier explained that stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces oftentimes carries pollutants into …

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May Monthly Meeting Recap

May Monthly Meeting Recap: Our 2023 May Monthly Meeting was held on the 5th at 7:30 a.m. at the Watershed Center Denise Henderson Vaughn, science writer and award-winning journalist, presented on Karst education in the Ozarks: teachers, documentaries, maps, and field trips. She discussed the history of Ozarks karst, its controversies, and the importance of community …

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