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Watershed Natives Plants Floating Wetlands at Fellows Lake

Watershed Native Staff Joins MDC and City Utilities to plant Floating Wetland at Fellows Lake Watershed Natives staff helped the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and City Utilities plant and install floating wetlands at Fellows Lake on July 1st, 2024. Watershed Natives and MDC have been collaborating on floating wetlands for the region.  The plants used in …

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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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Watershed Natives 2023 Partner’s Day

Watershed Natives Partner’s Day 2023 Involving Our Partners We held our fourth annual Watershed Natives Partner’s Day on December 5th, 2023. This tradition allows us to show our partners how they shape student’s learning!    Juniors in the Hillcrest High School Watershed Science class are learning how to grow plants from seed stratification to harvest. Partners got …

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Little Sac 319 Brings MRWA Rainfall Simulator to Hillcrest High School

Little Sac 319 Outreach Healthy Soils and Waters As part of our Upper Little Sac 319 Grant, Mr. Klark Bohling with the Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA) brought a rainfall simulator to Hillcrest High School science classes on Nov. 29th, 2023.  Rainfall simulators demonstrate the importance of healthy soil for our water resources. It compares runoff and erosion in …

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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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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 our sales: Friday, June 16th 4 By 4 Brewing  4-7 pm: Come visit 4 by 4 Brewing’s new location in Fremont Hills! Shop a variety of native trees, shrubs, grasses, …

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Karst Topography and Groundwater

Karst Topography and Groundwater History of Karst in the Ozarks Karst topography dominated the Ozarks long before humans arrived, and our ways of building on the land don’t work the same here as in other areas. In places with deep topsoil, rainwater is filtered nicely as it trickles through, making clean groundwater. But here, the …

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The Hydrilla Project

It is Invasive Species Awareness Week! Let’s Talk About The Hydrilla Project… Hydrilla is a highly invasive aquatic plant. In areas of the U.S. where hydrilla is established, it causes great expense to local economies and businesses. It damages ecosystems and water supplies, and it hampers recreational opportunities. Hydrilla was first found in southwest Missouri …

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