Environmental Task Force of  Jasper and Newton Counties

Lower Shoal Creek Watershed Partnership
Spring River Watershed Partnership

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The Environmental Task Force of Jasper and Newton Counties, the Lower Shoal Creek Watershed Partnership and the Spring River Watershed Partnership share this website because of their common issues.

The Environmental Task Force of Jasper and Newton Counties is dedicated to maintaining and improving the soil, water and air quality of Jasper and Newton Counties.  The task force was formed to address the impact of contaminants introduced as the result of area mining and neglect.

The Lower Shoal Creek Watershed Partnership was formed to plan and act on watershed issues for Shoal Creek.

The Spring River Watershed Partnership was formed to plan and act on watershed issues for Spring River.

Please explore the information that we offer on this site and please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

The picture on the left is Mineral Branch off of Hwy D, north of Webb City, MO right before it flows into Center Creek.  Even though it appears tranquil and appealing, it is contaminated with zinc which adds to the "impaired" condition of Center Creek.

See article in the Joplin Globe:  Cleanup of Webb City, Carterville mining area nearing completion.

To view the videos below, click on the arrow in the frame. 
 To view the video full screen, click box on far right on bottom of the video screen which appears when the video begins.

New ETF Video -
How to Protect Your Watershed


ETF Video -
The Life of Water