Perhaps the most important thing to remember about a stream is that, here in southwest Missouri, we all live near one.
That means we all play a part in either making it better or worse for all the creatures that live in and around a stream – including we humans.
The more each of us do to maintain the health of local streams, the more all of us will benefit. Caring for a stream and maintaining its good water quality is a constant challenge nowadays.
That’s somewhat ironic because there probably never has been a time when Missourians were more conscious of the benefits of good water quality than the present.