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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

Saving Bull Creek

April Monthly Meeting Our April Meeting will take place on Friday April 5th! Join us at 7:30 a.m. at the Watershed Center.  Loring Bullard and Robert Kipfer will discuss their newly published book, Saving Bull Creek. It describes the history of the Bull Creek watershed from Native American habitation to the present and looks at the impact of …

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Dan Hoy, Bass Pro Sustainability Update

April Monthly Meeting Our April Meeting will take place on Friday April 5th! 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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Makers Mark Volunteer Day at Valley Water Mill Park

Distillery Diplomats from Makers Mark Volunteer at Valley Water Mill Park Makers Mark Diplomats spent a day volunteering with the Watershed on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023. These Distillery Diplomats came to the Ozarks from all over the globe, with a common focus on making their brand more sustainably oriented. Making a Mark on the Park …

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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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