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May Meeting: A Wooden Boat Through the Grand Canyon

May Monthly Meeting Our May Meeting will take place on Friday May 3rd! Join us at 7:30 a.m. at the Watershed Center. Jason Frantz will present Questionable Judgement: Building and Rowing a Wooden Boat through the Grand Canyon. Jason is a Webster County Native who has owned and operated WoodShop Artisans for over twenty years. Here, …

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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

June Monthly Meeting Our June Meeting will take place on Friday June 7th! 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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Megan Chester Joins Watershed Board

Watershed’s New Board Member: Megan Chester Megan Chester began her first term as a Watershed Board Member in January of 2024. Introducing our new Board Member, Megan Chester! She is a Director at FORVIS, one of the top 10 public accounting firms in the US. Megan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, …

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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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Jason Hainline Fulfills time as Watershed Board Member

Hainline Served Eight Years on Watershed’s Board Jason Hainline has fulfilled his time as a Watershed Board Member after eight remarkable years serving with us. When asked about his time as a Watershed Board Member, Jason said, “If I could extend my time on the board indefinitely, I wouldn’t have to give it a second …

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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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