JOPLIN, MO.--- The Jasper County Health Department will hold a dinner to present agricultural practices to landowners along the Spring River Watershed. The river is listed on the 303 D list of high levels of bacteria, and the health department has federal grant money available to try to decrease those levels. The grant is focused on a cost match for different projects. Their efforts focus specifically on county roads 100 and 200 east and west, extending south from Fir Road and north to Nutmeg Road along the Spring River.
"This meeting is just making the landowners go up and down, that stretch aware of that funding and some of the practices they can put on their own land to help decrease those levels," said Steve McKarus, Jasper County Environmental Health Services Supervisor.
The dinner will be held Wednesday, February 19th at the Joplin Stockyards at 6:30 p.m. The Jasper County Health Department asks that you RSVP by this Thursday if you plan to attend.
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