preserve | restore | protect

Mill Creek Watershed Coalition

Take a course in good water and air; and in the
eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.

- John Muir


why it matters

no water
no life
no blue
no green

- Sylvia Earle

mill creek is h2o

Mill Creek, southwest of Newburg, MO, and part of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system, is one of a handful of Missouri streams with a naturally reproducing trout population. Mill Creek and its diverse ecosystems depend upon cold, clear water from the many springs found along its course for health and productivity. Wilkins Spring discharges about 14,400 cubic feet of water per hour and serves as a major source for Mill Creek.



Credit: M.M. Robinson

preserve | restore | protect

mill creek
watershed coalition

In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference.

- Rachel Carson

discover mill creek

Mill Creek has a long, colorful history for such a short, crystal-clear stream. Find out more and learn about projects important to the watershed.

mill creek history

worthy of


Learn more about Mill Creek valley and its history, as described by a long-time valley resident.

save the date

thoughts for


SAVE THE DATE for the Ozark Research Field Station's first Ozark Conservation Heritage Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on October 20, 2021 by Dr. Rob Connoley, the author of Acorns & Cattails: A Modern Foraging Cookbook of Forest, Farm and Field; and James Beard nominated chef and owner of Bulrush STL and avid Ozark food heritage researcher.

annual cleanup

working on


The MCWC hopes to sponsor a fall cleanup for 2022. This event has been postponed during recent spring and fall seasons because of COVID-19 concerns. We hope to sponsor a spring cleanup in 2022, health conditions permitting.