Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks will host its annual Summer Gala tomorrow night (7/15) starting at 5 at the Darr Agricultural Center in Springfield.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.  WCO's executive director, Mike Kromrey, talked with Michele Skalicky about the fundraiser.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

A major cleanup is underway on a contaminated site in downtown Springfield that served as the source of the city's fuel long ago.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

The former home of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, at Water and Main in Springfield has come down.  Large equipment was on site this week to pull the beige brick building, which also used to house a meter center, apart. Soon, a massive tent will be placed over the entire lot so the land can be cleaned up.  The property is owned by City Utilities of Springfield.


The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks will host their annual Summer Gala tomorrow night (7/18) at the Springfield Art Museum.  Michele Skalicky talks with the organizations executive director, Mike Kromrey, to learn more.

Jaws—A Parody will be presented by A Class Act Productions tonight (7/17) and July 23 and 24 at 319 Event Center, 319 W. Walnut.  Tickets are $12.  For more information, 766-3139.

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New rainwater management practices at Springfield’s Government Plaza earned the applause of conservation officials Thursday. The event included the presentation of a check to the city. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

Pollution Concerns Amid Mass Rainfall

Sep 25, 2014
Springfield-Greene County Stormwater Management

Last week’s storms that hit Springfield brought power outages and morning traffic delays. But storm systems such as these also put pressure on city infrastructure meant to divert heavy rains. KSMU’s Briana Simmons has more.

A big concern during times of heavy rain is pollution. Melissa Bettes, project manager with James River Basin Partnership, says the pollution comes from areas such as roadways and parking lots and washes into waterways.