How Snow serves our Watersheds

How does snow serve our Watersheds? Everything in nature serves a purpose, so what is the purpose of snow? How does it help our native plants?  Snow helps regulate the temperature of the Earth’s surface. As it melts, it plays a significant role in our water system by filling rivers and reservoirs in many regions. …

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2022 National Onsite Wastewater Mega Conference

Springfield, MO, hosted the 2022 National Onsite Wastewater Mega Conference this year. The three-day conference was held at University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center from October 30th through November 2nd, and about 530 people were in attendance.  Organizations that hosted the event include NOWRA, NAWT, SORA, and MSO. According to the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling …

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Updates on the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

The following is a News Release provided by Missouri Programs announcing seven projects, including our James River Headwaters project (listed in bold). Call our office at (417)-866-1127 or contact Greene and Webster County officials to inquire about project opportunities. NRCS Missouri Announces Funding Opportunities for Farmers and Landowners Under Seven Regional Partnership Projects Contact: Missouri Programs …

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USDA Conservation Technical Assistance Grant

The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks was awarded the USDA Conservation Technical Assistance Grant for $49,0000 on September 15, 2018. The project is titled the Sac and James River Watershed Conservation Outreach Project and the objective of the project is to promote public awareness and implementation of Farm Bill activities, especially in historically underserved communities …

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Little Sac Restoration and Improvement Project

Project Summary: Watershed Committee of the Ozarks was awarded a subgrant agreement from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to improve the drinking watershed of Springfield and Greene County. The project will focus on reducing the loading of pollutants identified in the 303(d) watershed(s) and accompanying Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Upper Little …

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