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Ozarks Water Watch

We promote water quality in the upper White River basin watershed thorough bi-state collaboration on research, public policy and action projects in Arkansas and Missouri.

Ozarks Water Watch is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and improving the water quality of the upper White River watershed. The watershed includes 4 major impoundments, three major rivers and numerous smaller lakes and streams crisscrossing over 14,000 square miles in 19 counties in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. With your help, we will work together to make Beaver, Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lakes the four cleanest man-made lakes in North America!

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Dirt Isn’t Dirty Anymore. Your Kids Need More Microbes, Not Antibiotics

Jack Gilbert is a scientist who researches microbial ecosystems. So, when his second child was born,...

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Rare McCloud rainbows in Crane Creek get an unusual ally: A new bridge

The fascinating McCloud rainbow trout that thrive in Stone County's Crane Creek was put there in the...

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What a Difference One Volunteer Can Make!

"What a Difference One Volunteer Can Make!" - This weeks Ozarks Water Watch eNewsletter. To have our...

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Artificial sweeteners in groundwater indicate contamination from septic systems

The presence of artificial sweeteners in rural groundwater shows evidence for contamination by local...

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Living Near a Forest Is Linked to Better Brain Health

In a study of older urban dwellers, it found living in close proximity to forest land is linked with...

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Hiking Alternatives Abound At Beaver Lake - Arkansas Master Naturalists

Are you looking for a new place to hike close to home? Have you ever headed out to your favorite tr...

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Fisherman catches fish that grew around a drink wrapper

This is what happens when you litter.

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Septic Remediation Program Honored by EPA

"Septic Remediation Program Honored by EPA" - This weeks Ozarks Water Watch eNewsletter. To have our...

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Catching a giant muskie on a fly rod

Fishermen catching and landing a 50" muskie on a fly rod. Taken at Fellows Lake in Missouri. Courtes...

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Fall Newsletter

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO, Fall 2017 Newsletter. Check it out!

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Winter Camping opportunities at area lakes

As winter approaches, the Army Corps of Engineers will continue to provide camping opportunities fro...

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Abandoned limb lines can be deadly

There's more than one way to catch a catfish. Limb lines are a great tactic to welcome old whiskers ...

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