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  • Friends of LaBarque Creek Watershed
    effort over 15 million dollars worth of cash and land value donations partner purchases partner money and MDC funds were used to conserve over 45 3800 acres of the La Barque Creek Watershed Oct 2012 Friends of La Barque Creek Watershed Receives Special Award The Friends of La Barque Creek Watershed were awarded a Special Achievement Award by the Open Space Council at their annual meeting June 7 th 2012 The award was particularly meaningful coming from our long time watershed partner Ron Coleman who is Executive Director of The Open Space Council for the St Louis Region Oct 2012 Friends of La Barque Watershed Community Summer Picnic The Friends of La Barque Creek Watershed took the opportunity to thank some of their special Partners at their August 11 th watershed community picnic A plaque of appreciation for years of dedication to the La Barque Creek Watershed was presented to Kevin Meneau MDC St Louis Region Fisheries Biologist Mark Van Patten MDC Streams Division and John Vogel Wildlife Biologist La Barque Watershed is a great example of landowners conservation organizations and private foundations working together to preserve natural land for now and the future Oct 2012 Partner s Corner Check out our new Partner s Corner page to review recent articles and information about the La Barque Creek Watershed contributed by the Friends of La Barque Creek Watershed Partners Oct 2012 New Acreage Protected Within La Barque Creek Watershed The Open Space Council STL and The Missouri Department of Conservation with a private donation from the Myron and Sonya Glassberg Family have completed the purchase of 438 acres of pristine wilderness on the Meramec River in La Barque Creek Watershed The land will be named the Myron and Sonya Glassberg Family Conservation Area Managed by the Department of Conservation the

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  • Friends of LaBarque Creek Watershed Vision Page
    thrive clear streams spill over rock formations and flow through valleys and countless bright stars touch the horizon at night over the homes nestled in the natural contours of the watershed Welcome to La Barque Creek Missouri Friend s board member Ron Nuetzel took this geographical designation on and he made it look easy If you want to see how he proceeded to get the job done check out Naming

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  • About Us
    Barque Creek Watershed About 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 Nurturing a partnership among citizens local and state governments as well as conservation organizations to preserve the natural resources of the watershed and maintain quality water through water monitoring and resident education Working hand in hand with Jefferson

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  • Partners Corner
    provide such assistance If you have 10 acres of woods or more Jason can come out and visit your property with you if you like If you have less than 10 acres of woods he is happy to visit with you over the phone or in person at his office at Rockwoods Reservation Jason can be reached at 636 458 2236 x228 Articles Forest Management By Jason Villwock Oct 2012 Have you ever thought about what you would most like from your forest or woodland Are you a hunter Do you like to photograph birds and other wildlife Do you just want a peaceful retreat Do you want to cut some firewood or generate periodic income from your woods Are you concerned about maintaining your woodland s health Read more here Meet Kevin Kevin Meneau Fisheries Management Biologist Missouri Department of Conservation has many facets to his position He is well known for his efforts to protect and promote healthy diversity of fish in Missouri lakes and streams Kevin has fostered relationships with corporations communities and angler groups to teach parents and kids to appreciate and enjoy the outdoors by becoming life time anglers Although Kevin certainly could be considered

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  • The Watershed
    BARQUE CREEK WATERSHED If you live in our watershed ask yourself these questions Did you even know you were moving into a watershed Did you realize that through the years you have carefully preserved this special place It is time to learn about and share La Barque Creek Watershed What makes the La Barque Creek Watershed so special La Barque Creek Watershed covers an area of approximately 13 square miles of wooded hills and valleys all of which drain into La Barque Creek Due to the minimal amount of development in the area it has flourished untouched into a haven of plant and wildlife seen in very few areas in the state 89 of the watershed is covered with deciduous forest and 51 species of fish reside in the six miles of the waters of La Barque Only a few miles from heavily populated areas but with little or no development it remains such a treasured environment that several conservation organizations have taken interest in the preservation of the watershed The Missouri Department of Conservation MDC designated the watershed as a Conservation Opportunity Area opening doors for beneficial support several Partnerships and grants La Barque Creek Watershed COA What is

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  • Education
    creating the La Barque Creek Watershed Plan The plan is to be used as a worksheet a map as it will to protect the watershed It will assist to maintain and enhance the ecological educational and recreational values of the La Barque Creek Watershed through the following goals 1 Conserve the unique natural resources of the watershed by maintaining aquatic and terrestrial health and diversity water quality and quantity and habitat connectivity 2 Where development occurs promote design that conserves watershed natural resources 3 Preserve a high level of quality public and semi public infrastructure and services 4 Foster a partnership among citizens local governments state government non government organizations regional initiatives and agencies It is likely large tracts of land will continue to change ownership and become increasingly fragmented Therefore it is the purpose of this plan to emphasize the importance of wise land use and management in concert with the natural environment The tradition of conservation and preservation needs to continue in this Island of Wilderness The La Barque Watershed Plan contains a full range of general information watershed and terrestrial issues and uniqueness The Action Plan section explores ideas sets goals and suggested methods to achieve those goals If you wish to learn more about La Barque Watershed and the watershed plan click La Barque Creek Watershed COA La Barque Creek Watershed Conservation Plan Calendar of Events Photo by Mark Karpinski Help Is On The Way MDC has a champion for private La Barque Watershed Landowners Standing ready to assist La Barque watershed in conservation projects and education events Jennifer Porcelli Private Land Conservationist secured much needed tools for the Habitat Helper These tools will make the job of eliminating invasive species faster and easier Jennifer is also working with the Friends to organize a winter hike

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  • Contact Us
    Department of Conservation Wildlife Division Responsible for managing various Conservation Areas in the St Louis area including La Barque Creek Conservation Area Contact wildlife management biologist John Vogel 636 300 1953 ext 318 Missouri Department of Natural Resources Outreach Assistance Center OAC OAC provides information to Missouri citizens about services of the Missouri DNR and has specific information to share about conservation design practices for development and low impact development strategies Contact Ruth A Wallace 800 361 4827 or 573 522 1131 Missouri Department of Natural Resources State Parks Division of State Parks manages Missouri s state parks and provides natural history education Contact MDNR State Parks at moparks dnr mo gov 1 800 334 6946 or Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks P O Box 176 Jefferson City MO 65102 County Agencies Jefferson County Government Department of Land Use Development and Code Enforcement Organizing the divisions of Planning Building and Code Enforcement in a common department under a single director was a major step to improve accountability and upgrade the delivery of services to the citizens By adopting a structure that encourages coordination among these divisions County Government is better prepared to implement programs and policies that foster orderly development The Department mission is to provide the citizens of Jefferson County with the means for future growth educational opportunities economic vitality sound environmental compatibility while enhancing and preserving the quality of life our citizens expect Residents are encouraged to participate in watershed planning activities Contact Planning Zoning Kristi Bales 636 797 5580 Solid Waste Kara Dunnam 636 797 5043 Storm Water Management 636 797 6225 Non Profit Agencies Genealogical and Historical Research Researching local histories cultural history land title tracing in Jefferson County the LaBarque Watershed Contact Carol Goggin 636 797 5622 historytalks sbcglobal net Open

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