Collaboration for Water Quality
Episode 4: Missouri has some of the most beautiful rivers, streams and creeks running throughout the state. In places like the Ozarks, those streams are home to species that exist nowhere else on earth. Protecting out water resources is critical for people and nature. In this episode, you’ll hear from Mike Kromrey, the executive director for The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, and Rachel Hopkins, a farmer and county engagement specialist in agriculture and environment for MU Extension. We’ll discuss the projects, practices and people who are dedicated to improving our water resources through practices they are implementing on their own land and what they are doing to help others who want to sustain and improve our rivers and streams. To learn more about The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, visit https://watershedcommittee.org.; for more about MU Extension visit https://extension.missouri.edu/and to learn more about what The Nature Conservancy is doing in Missouri visit nature.org/missouri.
24 Jun 2021
Moving a Levee on the Missouri River
Episode 3: The flood of 2019 devastated many communities along the Missouri River, including the farming town of Rock Port, MO. The local levee district knew they had to do something different to stop the impacts of repetitive flooding and protect their community. The solution: setting back the levee to give the river more room. In this episode, you’ll hear from Regan Griffin, a member of the Atchison County Levee District; Corina Zhang, an engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District; and Barbara Charry, TNC’s floodplains and nature-based solutions strategy manager. Host and Missouri state director, Adam McLane walks us through the complex process of moving a levee and all the pieces and people who came together to make it a reality - and how the new levee is benefiting people and nature. For more details about this project visit nature.org/moriverlevee and to learn more about The Nature Conservancy visit nature.org/missouri.
24 Jun 2021
Fight for Survival: Saving Missouri's Endangered Species
Episode 2: The hellbender, American burying beetle, greater prairie-chicken and Topeka shiner—these species are on the brink of extinction in Missouri. But, what's being done to save them? In this episode, you'll hear from Doug Ladd, The Nature Conservancy's former director of conservation in Missouri who provides insight on these species, how they got where they are, and the collaborations from dedicated partners who are working to restore their populations. We also phone a friend—Jeff Briggler with the Missouri Department of Conservation who provides his insight and expertise on the Hellbender. Learn more about The Nature Conservancy at nature.org/missouri.
15 Apr 2021
Growing an Oasis in North St. Louis
Episode 1: What was once a vacant lot in the heart of North St. Louis is now a flourishing urban farm, providing so much more than just fresh produce to the community. In this episode, you'll hear from Pastor Andy Krumsieg and Donna Washington from Jubilee Community Church. Through community partnership and collaborations, they turned the Church's vision into a space that's providing solutions for nature and people. Learn more about The Nature Conservancy at nature.org/missouri.
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