Stream Team 31

Stream Team 31 - - Call Before You Go

Occasionally weather or stream conditions make it necessary to cancel a Water Quality Monitoring activity. To save yourself a drive, contact the WQM Stream Chair of the stream to be monitored.


Stream Team Equipment

We all know that funds are really tight for everyone, and the Stream Team Program is facing the same budget cuts as everyone else. First, and foremost, we hope you do get involved and use the equipment you trained to use. But if that is not going to happen, we are collecting the equipment to turn it back over to the state to be re-issued. Did you know that the net used to collect bugs cost the state $50.00? These things are sitting in garages and really need to be in the streams. Please do not think we are being judgmental or harsh, things change. Thank you for your support in this most important effort we are making.


Water Quality Monitoring

Blue Springs Schedule

The Spring WQM of Blue Springs has been set for TBA. Meet at the Hen House at 11:00 AM for lunch or at the far parking lot off Highway N at 12:00 Noon. The date for the Fall WQM of Blue Springs Creek has yet to be set. Monitor this site for the date.


Current River Schedule

TBA   7 am - Meet for breakfast at the Red Barn and Grill Restaurant in Bourbon, MO directly off Highway 44 at exit 218.  We will arrive at the Tan Vat Access around 9:30 am.


Mill Creek Schedule

The Spring WQM of Blue Springs has been set for TBA.  

We will meet for breakfast and carpooling at the Barn & Grill in Bourbon, MO at 7am or at the upper parking lot at Bohigian Conservation Area at 9am. No training is necessary to participate. The WQM will be led by Level 2 Water Quality Volunteers. We will be doing a visual survey, water chemistry survey and biological monitoring.

Due to the possibility of rapidly changing water conditions on Mill Creek, contact Bill Leslie at if you plan on participating. We will then be able to notify you of a last minute cancellation because of high water. Contact Bill Leslie for more info

The Fall WQM on Mill Creek is set for TBA.



6TH Annual Water Quality Monitoring Outing and Picnic

· TBA - (Friday, 7 pm at the Searcy Building) an evening with Mark Van Patten tying macroinvertebrate (crustacean) fly patterns.
·  TBA  -  (Saturday, 9 am at the New Pavilion) Water quality monitoring and picnic

Tan Vat Access Schedule

TBA – Tan Vat Access (all other details to be determined)

If you plan to attend any of these monitoring activities please contact Scott Darrough at 314-560-1335 or email at:



TBA    8 am    Byrnes Mill City Park   - Big River
This is one of the oldest and largest stream cleanups in the world, and it is right in our backyard.  If you have never participated, come lend a hand and you will see how much fun you have been missing.  If this does not sound like a fun time to you, then ask those who have attended in the past.  We always have a good time.
If you plan to attend Operation Clean Stream please contact Scott Darrough at 314-560-1335 or email at:


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