The department, representing the State of Missouri as a trustee for Missouri’s natural resources, drafted a proposed restoration plan for the Adair and Logan Creeks Watershed project. The department invites the public to review and offer written comments on the draft restoration plan until Sept 25, 2021. Written comments may be submitted by mail to Eric Gramlich, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Remediation Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The draft restoration plan proposes to restore resources within the Adair and Logan creeks watershed, located in Reynolds county. This area was injured by impacts from lead mining in the Viburnum Trend Lead Mining District. The proposed project targets restoring and protecting degraded stream banks and corridors, floodplains and uplands. The goal of the project is to restore and protect terrestrial and aquatic natural resources and the ecological services they provide. Funding for the proposed restoration project comes from a settlement with Nadist LLC for natural resource injuries from releases of hazardous substances due to mining activities on their leased property at the Sweetwater Mine and Mill Complex in Reynolds county.
The pubic can review the proposed draft restoration plan below. Public participation is an important part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) process. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, rather than hold a public meeting about the proposed natural resource project, the department is providing a presentation with information, available below. A department representative is available by phone or email to discuss the proposed restoration project described in the draft restoration plan. For more information about the presentation, contact Eric Gramlich or Hillary Wakefield at 573-751-3176 or missouriNRD@dnr.mo.gov. For more information on the Restoration Plan, or to sign up for updates, visit What's New in NRDAR.