The department, representing the State of Missouri as the state trustee, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, representing the U.S. Department of Interior as the federal trustee, drafted a proposed restoration plan for the Shoal Creek Watershed. The trustees invite the public to review and offer written comments on the draft restoration plan until Sept 30, 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 email@example.com. Comments can also be submitted by email to Scott Hamilton, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The draft restoration plan proposes to restore resources within the Shoal Creek watershed, located in southwest Missouri. This area was injured by impacts from commercial lead and zinc mining in the Tri-State Mining District. The trustees plan to implement aquatic and riparian restoration projects. Funding for the proposed restoration projects comes from various settlements with Eagle-Picher Holdings, Peabody Energy Corp. ASARCO and Blue Tee, Brown Strauss for natural resource injuries from releases of hazardous substances due to mining and related activities on their properties.
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. A department representative is also available by phone or email to discuss the proposed restoration project described in the draft restoration plan. For more information on the Restoration Plan, or to sign up for updates, visit What's New in NRDAR.