Upcoming in St. Charles, Mo.
Lower Missouri River Watershed – Getting Things Rolling on the River!
Presentation by Tracy Haag, St. Louis Region Watershed Coordinator for Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources
The Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources “Our Missouri Waters” initiative is a watershed-based approach to engaging communities in protecting our water resources. Tracy Haag will describe this statewide initiative and more specifically the department’s watershed focus on the Lower Missouri Watershed.
Time and Place
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Big A's on the Riverfront
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Presentation and discussion led by Tracy Haag, Our Missouri Waters, Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6. p.m. Social Hour at Big A’s Restaurant
7:00 p.m. Presentation
At Big A’s Restaurant (in the back room)
308 N Main St. – St Charles, MO
Presentation is FREE and open to the public!
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources works to ensure the state’s water bodies are healthy for a variety of uses, such as swimming and fishing. The department has made significant improvements to our state’s water quality. DNR protects Missouri’s water resources by permitting and inspecting potential sources of pollution, at facilities throughout the state. They issue permits to regulate wastewater treatment plants, factories and storm water to reduce the impact of pollutants. They sample streams, lakes and wetlands to determine the health of Missouri’s surface waters. As a state, we’ve come a long way cleaning up point source pollution, and DNR is focused on providing funding to cleaning up non-point source pollution.
But it takes more than just government to truly protect the state resources, like water. Future improvements will require a new approach – one that looks at the whole watershed and all the potential sources of water pollution. It takes working with other stakeholders within the watershed, it takes working with other agencies, local government, municipalities, counties, and of course, residents. Tracy Haag will present information regarding the department’s state-wide Our Missouri Waters effort and more specifically the department’s watershed focus on the Lower Missouri Watershed.
To Big A’s on the Riverfront, our host for the Speaker Series.
To get there from I-70
- Take I-70 to exit 229B – the 5th St. Exit
- Merge onto 5th St. headed north toward St. Charles.
- After about 1 mile, turn right on Monroe St.
- Turn left onto N. Main St.
- Big A’s will be on your right (308 N. Main St.) Additional parking is available in the rear.
- View on Google Maps.
Resources and Links
Dig deeper for more info on this topic…
- Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources – Our Missouri Waters program focused on building citizen water protection engagement on a watershed basis.
- MoDNR – Water Resources Web Portal
- Our Missouri Waters – Lower Missouri River Watershed info (PDF)
- Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA) packet on Lower Missouri River Watershed (45pp PDF)
- EPA Portal on Lower Missouri River Watershed
- USGS Resources and Data for Lower Missouri River Watershed
The Big Muddy Speakers Series in St. Charles
is hosted by these wonderful partners:
All speakers are presenting for free and Big A’s is sharing the space for free! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us!
A special thank you to Greg Poleski and Mike Garvey of Greenway Network for making this happen!