Valley Water Mill Capstone Project - Plant Survey Catalog



In the fall of 2011, a group of Missouri Master Naturalists from the Springfield Plateau chapter began the plant survey of Valley Water Mill park, a 13 acre lake owned and maintained by the City Utilities in Springfield, MO.  Valley Water Mill is the home of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and their LEED certified building, the C. W. Titus Center, and has outdoor classrooms, water and stream-side learning stations and 1 1/2 miles of trails plus public fishing.

Linda S. Ellis organized the plant survey and the group has collected and identified 372 species (native plants and trees, invasive species and introduced species) so far (as of October 2016). 

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Our mission is to engage people in the stewardship of our state's natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service.


1. Improve public understanding of natural resources ecology and management by developing a pool of local knowledge about natural resources ecology that can be used to enhance education efforts within local communities.


2. Enhance existing natural resources education and outreach activities by providing natural resources training at the local level, thereby developing a team of dedicated and informed volunteers.


3. Develop a self-sufficient Missouri Master Naturalist volunteer network. 

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