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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Watershed Spring Newsletter 2023

Watershed’s Spring is filled with exciting programs and projects! Read our newsletter belowto see how we’re working with our community to support local drinking water resources this season. Visit the link: WatershedSpring23

New Natives South Facility

Watershed Natives has an exciting new development underway! Our new Southside Watershed Natives facility is located near the City Utilities John Twitty Power Station and the City of Springfield South Yardwaste Recycling Center. The project has been made possible through a Cooperative Agreement with the Missouri Department of Conservation, and we are leasing the property from the City of Springfield. …

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Watershed Natives 2023 Plant Sales – Plants and Pints

Introducing Plants and Pints, our native plant sale series! We will not be selling directly from the nursery this season, but catch us at one of the events listed below: Saturday, April 22nd Wire Road Brewing 10-2 pm: Enjoy a pint while shopping through native plants and enjoy Wire Road’s beer garden. Saturday, April 29th GrowNative! …

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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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Partner’s Day 2022

Watershed Natives hosted the third annual Partner’s Day on December 6th at the Watershed Natives nursery located within the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  At this event, partners who have been instrumental in sustaining the Watershed Natives Environmental and Natural Resources Academy program with Springfield Public Schools got their hands dirty to help students as they prepare …

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Watershed Natives Workshop Explored Life in Color Through Paper Plant Dyeing

Watershed Natives and Springfield artist Kate Baird hosted the Color Sense – Paper Dyeing with Plants Workshop at the Watershed Center on Saturday, October 1st, 2022.  This workshop brought the community together to explore how we look at color in the natural world. Attendees added splashes of color to paper using natural dyes made from …

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