Missouri’s Unclassified Waters

What are unclassified waters and why are they important? More than forty years after passage of the Clean Water Act, Missouri ’s unclassified waters are not even receiving the minimal protections required by the Act.  Missouri ’s creeks and streams are critical parts of our large river systems. As feeder streams for our big rivers, they…

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Watershed 101

Are you a committed to protecting your watershed? Welcome to Watershed 101 where you can learn the basics of watershed function, how you can improve the health of yours, and pledge to be a Watershed Warrior! Watersheds are extremely important to the environment as well as the surrounding community.  They include the water we use for…

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Watershed 101

What’s Up with Watersheds?

What is a watershed? Why is what we do on land crucial to clean water? A watershed includes all of the life-sustaining connections and interconnection that provide us with clean, usable water. The most fundamental of these connections is the mutual relationship between land and water.  Every land area drains into a water source which means…

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Food Access

For many years, low-income communities and communities of color have been affected by the disappearance of grocery stores and healthy food outlets in their neighborhoods. Without access to fresh, healthy food, residents are put at higher risk of poor health outcomes. With the rise in diet-related diseases affecting communities across the country, health experts and…

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