Sixth Annual Belton Stream/Watershed Event Rescheduled to Saturday, April 13, 2019 Sixth Annual Belton Stream/Watershed Event Saturday, April 13 Wallace Park, Belton, MO Parking available at High Blue Wellness Center, 16400 N. Mullen Road and 16500 Cornerstone Drive … Continue reading
In spite of the Easter weekend, more than thirty volunteers showed up Saturday, March 31 for the Fifth Annual Oil Creek Cleanup Event. Not only did they fill a total of 147 trash bags, they also removed a load of … Continue reading
About thirty enthusiastic volunteers —adults and children—showed up on the very overcast, chilly day Saturday, March 24 for the Annual Linear Park Cleanup Event in Raymore. Not only did they remove a total of 217 cubic feet of bagged trash, … Continue reading
Join your friends, neighbors, scout groups, city officials and other groups in removing trash and invasive bush honeysuckle that impact the quality of the streams you enjoy, Third Annual Stream Event at Linear Park, Raymore Missouri Lucy Webb Road & … Continue reading
Saturday afternoon, December 9, ten volunteers from the communities of Belton, Raymore, Peculiar, and Kansas City made time to pick up 36 bags of trash and several large trash items along Oil Creek at Mullen Road. Thanks to their efforts, … Continue reading
Belton’s Oil Creek Cleanup Event: Saturday, December 9, Noon —4 The Belton community is invited and encouraged to join friends and neighbors to care for the community by participating in the first fall stream cleanup event at Belton’s Oil Creek … Continue reading
Watersheds, actions that impact the quality of water, and how individuals can contribute to better watershed health were the focus of the South Grand River Watershed Alliance’s Fifth Annual Know Your Watershed Festival at the Family Center Parking lot in Harrisonville, Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Information and presentations on many of the complex components of watersheds that impact our streams and the quality of water we all depend on were available to participants. Presentations focused on invasive exotic plants and how detrimental they are to watershed health; native plants and their significant contribution to water quality; and examples of tiny aquatic bugs inhabiting streams and what the species present in streams tell us about water quality.
Several turtles were on display to acquaint attendees with some of the species —both terrestrial and aquatic— that inhabit the watershed and are impacted by our activities.
An interactive stream table provided demonstrations about how many features of a watershed affect stream health such as the importance of a streamside vegetation buffer to reduce stream bank erosion, provide habitat, moderate water temperatures for aquatic life, and to reduce the impacts of floods by slowing and infiltrating runoff before it reaches the stream. The stream table also demonstrated the effects development, agricultural practices, and other human activity can have on water quality and practices that can be adopted to protect our water resource.
The message of caring for our water was also provided through the delightful water-themed songs by the Green Spirit Band with the group providing a special treat for the event when they debuted a watershed song written by leader Stan Slaughter. As one attendee listening to the music remarked, “There is something about that music that just makes this occasion so special!”
Monarch butterfly/pollinator kits of native Missouri plants were given out so all attending the event left with something they could do to contribute to a healthier watershed.
The event was sponsored by the South Grand River Watershed Alliance, in partnership with The Family Center and City of Harrisonville Public Works. The event was partially funded with grant funding awarded by the Mid-America Regional Council.
Save the date: Saturday, July 1, 2017 7:30 a.m. till noon Family Center Parking Lot, 2601 Cantrell Road, Harrisonville, MO. SGRWA’s Fifth Annual Watershed Festival —don’t miss it! Live music, Free Monarch/pollinator native plant kits Free Children’s prizes, Interactive Stream … Continue reading
Fourth Annual Belton Creek Event Oil Creek Wallace Park 16400 N Mullen Road, Belton, MO South of Soccer Fields at the Community Center Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:30 a.m. till noon JOIN THE FUN! Schedule: … Continue reading
Second Annual Linear Park Creek Event at Lucy Webb Road and Huntsman Parking along Huntsman with access to stream across Lucy Webb Raymore, Missouri Saturday, March 18, 2017 JOIN THE FUN! Schedule: 8:30 … Continue reading