The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, Inc. (LOWA) has two upcoming workshops, both focused on Low Impact Landscaping to maintain good water quality at Lake of the Ozarks.

The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, Inc. (LOWA) has two upcoming workshops, both focused on Low Impact Landscaping to maintain good water quality at Lake of the Ozarks.

The seminars will be held March 29 at Camden on the Lake, the Lakeside room, first floor. 

The morning session, 10-11:30 a.m., is for those interested in learning about LOWA’s Trained Volunteer Evaluator program. Participants will learn to evaluate, document, and advise homeowners on creating watershed favorable landscapes. Join our team of friendly, knowledgeable TVEs and contribute to maintaining a healthy watershed around the Lake area. 

The afternoon session, 1-3:30 p.m., is for those homeowners interested in Low Impact Landscaping (LIL). See if your landscape project is eligible for grant funds which are used to supplement the cost of watershed friendly landscaping. Featuring Isaac Breuer from the award winning A.L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia. Over the past 20 years, staff at this university golf course have worked to enhance natural communities on the course and restore habitat for wildlife and pollinators. This work has made the A. L. Gustin course the first university golf course in the country to achieve full certification in water conservation, environmental planning, outreach and education, water quality management, integrated pest management, and wildlife and habitat management. Also with us, local homeowners Sheila and Eric Morse will help property owners understand conservation and natural habitat measures which can be employed on private property. Learn how LOWA's cost share program can help you create low impact landscapes. 

Workshops are free and light refreshments will be served. Register for one or both. However, pre- registration is required either by (1) calling our administrative assistant Bonnie at (309) 838-5564 or emailing her at adminasst@lowatershed.org.