Watershed Conservation Corps

In the spirit of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Watershed Conservation Corps (WCC) works to engage and employ young people in hands-on watershed improvement. Your investment will help us equip our WCC members with the equipment and training to enrich their experience and do good work.

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Pledge Incentives

$10.00 Level

13 Supporters

Your gift of $10 or more will make an impact. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal.

$25.00 Level

19 Supporters

Your donation puts us $25 closer to our goal! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.

$50.00 Level

13 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $50 closer to our goal! At this level, you qualify as a Watershed Sustainer, and can receive a "Watershed Sustainer" coffee mug and be recognized on our sustainer list.

$100.00 Level

9 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $100 closer to our goal! At this level, you qualify as a Family-Level sustainer, and can receive a Watershed Sustainer coffee mug, recognition, and the lovely book "Gargoyle Country: the Inspiring Geology of Greene County" by Loring Bullard and Jerry Vineyard.

Project Overview

The Watershed Conservation Corps is a remarkable program of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks which employs young people to do work which improves the health of watersheds. WCC projects often include tree planting, forest management, invasive species removal, and trail building to mitigate erosion.  The program provides education, training, and resume-building work experince for corps members. Unlike similar programs, we strive to provide Corps members a livable wage, and the revenue generated through the projects we do basically supports the program.  The growth and demand of the program is intense, an this CauseMo project will help us upgrade and replace tools, safety equipment, and education/and training for Corps members so we can better take advantage of the opportunities before us.


Strong start!

Wow, thank you so much for helping us get off to a strong start today! The WCC knows how to stretch a buck and your contribution will make a big impact!

A day of Gratitude

Thank you so much for your generosity towards Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and our Conservation Corps Program through Give Ozarks Day. Looking through the list of names provided some humbling insights. Many of you invested in us for the first time. Some of you invested in us from far away places. And some of you are tried and true water warriors who have been supporters and advocates for our mission for a good many years. This collective effort got us very near our goal, and will make a big difference for the work of the Watershed Conservation Corps over the coming year. Already this year, the WCC has planted hundreds of trees and impacted thousands of acres to improve the health of the watersheds we love and care for. In addition, thanks to those of you who came on board at Sustainer levels. We will be in touch.

Kind Regards,
Mike, Caleb, Adam, and the whole team


About Watershed Committee of the Ozarks


Watershed Committee of the Ozarks is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 whose mission is to sustain and improve the water resources of Springfield and Greene County through education and effective management of the region’s watersheds


The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks is dedicated to improving and preserving Springfield and Greene County water supplies for future generations. The Watershed Committee participates in Water Sampling and Testing, Water Quality Monitoring Education, Education and Outreach and created the Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill Park.

History of the Watershed Committee

In 1983, the Chair of the Board of Public Utilities, N. L. "Mac" McCartney, sent a memo to Springfield Mayor Harry Strawn. The memo began: "With your concurrence, I have appointed an ad hoc task force to develop a program for the protection of surface and subsurface watersheds which supply Springfield and the surrounding area with drinking water." It was a prophetic statement and a visionary approach. Development was encroaching into the drinking watersheds and officials worried about whether public policies and programs would effectively protect our precious drinking water supplies. After 36 years, the mission of WCO remains relavent and vital to the community. 

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks


Springfield, MO
(417) 866-1127