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Missouri Department of Conservation
The Open Space Council STL
The Stream Team Association
East West Gateway of Government Councils
The Ozark Regional Land Trust
Shaw Nature Reserve
The College School
Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation
Conservation Federation of Missouri
Missouri Dept of Natural Resources
Official Website for the Friends of La Barque Creek Watershed
The Friends of La Barque Creek Watershed Organization was formed in the fall of 2007, as a response to AmerenUE in their attempt to put a high transmission line through the watershed.
Before the Friends of La Barque there was earlier interest in protecting this beautiful and important area, in which we live. In 2005 a group of residents and landowners formed a working relationship with several conservation organizations (partners), lead by the Missouri Department of Conservation to consider a plan for the future of the watershed. Once the watershed was designated as a Conservation Opportunity Area, doors opened to many resources for maintenance and education.
Over a period of time working with the Department of Conservation, Jefferson County and many other interested parties, a La Barque Creek Watershed Plan was developed
and signed by many La Barque Creek Watershed Partners. In partnership with others, we are active in the following:
as conservation organizations, to preserve the natural resources of the watershed
and maintain quality water through water monitoring and resident education.
with an eye to maintaining the natural characteristics and a “sense of place” within
La Barque Creek Watershed Plan.
The College School students, Webster Groves, Mo. plant trees in the riparian corridor along La Barque Creek as part of a La Barque Native Plant grant
A blue sky offsets the many airplane trails crossing over the watershed
Photo by Mark Karpinski