5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Steelville, MO
Viburnum Trend and Meramec Basin Draft Restoration Plans Public Meeting, Nov. 14, 2023

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.

Area of Focus: Waste and Recycling
Event Type: Meeting
Organization: Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service, serving as the natural resource trustees, are holding an informational meeting and public availability session about two draft restoration plans. Trustee representatives will discuss proposed restoration projects described in the draft restoration plans that aim to restore fish and wildlife habitat across the southeast Missouri Ozarks area. Attendance at this meeting will be in-person only. 

The Viburnum Trend draft restoration plan is centered in Iron and Reynolds counties, but includes surrounding counties of Dent, Crawford, Washington and Shannon. The Meramec River Basin draft restoration plan includes the Big River. The projects are designed to restore resources that were injured by contaminants released into the environment during mining and smelting activities in the Viburnum Trend Mining District. The trustees invite the public to review and offer written comments on the proposed restoration plans until Dec 7, 2023. Please follow the link below for more information about the public comment period.

Individuals requiring special services or accommodations in order to attend an event can make arrangements by contacting the department’s staff for that event at least 48 hours before the event at 800-361-4827. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may contact department staff through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

Translation or interpretation services will be provided upon request at no charge. Call 573-522-9395 for assistance.