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NEW EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS: Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for new events and cancellations due to weather or the coronavirus.
Earth Day Festival, Springfield, MO
MELGREN RETIRES AFTER DECADE OF LEADERSHIP FOR REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY, ROGERS ASSUMES DIRECTOR ROLE
WATERSHED COMMITTEE OF THE OZARKS
Slip & Sail Raffle
Watershed is happy to announce the first annual Slip & Sail Raffle. Tickets are on sale now through April 22. The drawing will be held at Fellows Lake on April 23 (more details to come). You do not need to be present to win.
Boat Slip Raffle
Enter for a chance to win the use of a Fellows Lake Boat Slip for one year. Raffle is limited to 100 tickets sold for $50 each.
Enter for a chance to win sailing instruction and access to a sailboat moored at Fellows Lake for one year. Raffle is limited to 100 tickets sold for $50 each.
Tickets for both raffles are available on the website and at the Fellows Lake Store, 4200 E. Farm Road 66 Springfield, MO. All proceeds benefit the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and Fellows Lake program.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
Missouri Department of Conservation
Discover weird wildlife with MDC’s new Strange but True guidebook
*We Need Snails! The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking for help from citizen scientists (that's you!) to assist in collecting snails from your stream. This effort will help develop future water quality standards and will also be used to map the distribution of Missouri snails.
Stream Team Water Quality Monitors of any training level can help with this effort. All you need to do to participate is collect snails from a stream and place them in a vial with preservative. MDC staff will identify the snails in a lab, so all you need to do is collect and submit to us! click here
MDC names new conservation educator in southwest Missouri
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
DNR offers FREE webinar on State ARPA Funding for Community Water Infrastructure Grant Program
CONSERVATION FEDERATION OF MISSOURI
Conservation Achievement Awards 2021 *Congrats to Larry Whitely and Justine Gartner!
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD
*What's the Buzz About Pollinator Plots? Click here to find out!
*The new Springfield, Missouri 2022-23 Community Resource Guide is here
MISSOURI PRAIRIE FOUNDATION
*The 55-year-old land trust has been awarded accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Missouri Prairie Foundation Earns National Recognition
*Native Plants Sales: Click here for more information
*Webinars: Click here for more information.
MISSOURI ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
*Now is a good time to check out Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA).
*K-5 Guidelines for Excellence Workshop - formal and informal educators, Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10 am -3 pm FREE!
VITAL FARMS Check out what's happening at Vital Farms.
JAMES RIVER BASIN PARTNERSHIP James River Basin Partnership
*Sign up for Earth Day Clean Up 2022
INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK, May 1-7, 2022 to learn more, click here
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) will be held May 1 through 7, 2022. This year, we’re inviting everyone to submit a snapshot of themselves in the act of making or using compost. These could be in the backyard, community garden or in a municipal or commercial setting. Just take a snapshot of yourself and/or your team and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get it posted to the Compost Missouri Facebook page.
The theme for ICAW this year is Recipe for Regeneration: Compost, highlighting the importance of compost in the regenerative agriculture movement. Compost improves the soil, helps control erosion, improves water retention, and helps mitigate the effects of climate change. For more information on ICAW, go to International Compost Awareness Week (compostfoundation.org).