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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.

The Missouri River

Time and Place

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:00 pm

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
(directions below)

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

LMR Land Use Map

The diverse Lower Missouri River Watershed includes rural forests, upland agricultural land, bottomland farms, suburban development and urban metropolitan St. Louis.

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.

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The Big Muddy Speakers Series in St. Charles

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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!

The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place monthly in Rocheport and Kansas City.

A special thank you to Greg Poleski and Mike Garvey of Greenway Network for making this happen!