Sac River Basin - 4-H, FFA and Other Local Activities
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FFA

The FFA chapter of Pleasant Hope High School is involved in Stream Team activities in the Little Sac River. The Stream Team project is a volunteer program facilitated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It allows volunteers to collect data on area streams to assess stream health. These data include identification of stream macroinvertebrates (such as insect larvae) and measurement of chemicals streams.

Willard High School is also involved in Stream Team activities in the Sac River Basin.

Marion C. Early High School: This school, located in Morrisville, holds an annual water festival that offers watershed education and updates on local watershed health.

4-H

The 4-H youth development program works with youth 5 to 18years of age to offer:

  • Long-term educational experiences that include learning-by-doing in projects, community service, trips and strong family involvement. 4-H members acquire knowledge, build character, develop life skills and form attitudes that will enable them to be self-directed, productive members of society.
  • Short-term educational experiences such as school enrichment programs that supplement learning in the classroom. Most are led by teachers or 4-H volunteers. These experiences may include embryology training, after-school computer labs, and educational support for students’ science fair projects.

Special-interest programs include conferences, distance learning programs, day camps and other educational activities such as stream cleanup outings and school-age care. 4-H has no geographic boundaries, and available environmental activities vary by county. While it has its beginnings in rural America, 4-H projects and activities today appeal to all young people.

  • 14% of members are from farms
  • 38% are from rural towns smaller than 10,000
  • 23% are from cities and towns 10-50,000
  • 16% are from cities larger than 50,000
  • 9% are from suburbs larger than 50,000

For more information about the 4-H mission, see http://mo4h.missouri.edu/about4h.stm. If you are interested in joining a 4-H club or becoming a volunteer, contact your county University of Missouri Extension Center, or one of the following:

Missouri 4-H State Office Website: http://mo4h.missouri.edu/

Barton County:
Elaine Davis, davisjer@missouri.edu
Bob McNary, mcnaryrl@missouri.edu

Cedar County:
Vicki Simmons, simmonsvi@missouri.edu
Bob McNary, mcnaryrl@missouri.edu

Dade County:
Bob McNary, mcnaryrl@missouri.edu

Greene County:
Becky Fay, fayr@missouri.edu
Byron Morrison, morrisonb@missouri.edu

Hickory County:
Deanna Stuckey, stuckeyd@missouri.edu
Byron Morrison, morrisonb@missouri.edu>

Lawrence County:
John Ezell, ezellj@missouri.edu

Polk County:
Pat Kirby, kirbyp@missouri.edu
Byron Morrison, morrisonb@missouri.edu>

St. Clair County:
Kaylene Hoeme, hoemek@missouri.edu

Vernon County:
Carol Parmenter, parmenterc@missouri.edu

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Missouri Department
of Natural Resources

Missouri Watershed Information Network (MoWIN)
Send comments to: mowin1@missouri.edu
205 Agricultural Engineering
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-0085
Toll Free: (MO only): 1-877-H20-shed (426-7433)
Fax: (573) 884-5650

Page last updated August 26, 2008