A former mining town in southwest Missouri wants to turn land polluted with zinc and heavy metals into a prime nature attraction.
Webb City Administrator Carl Francis says the city has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for about $3 million in funding for the 1,500 acre project. He says it would lessen the effects of the contamination and could change a previously barren area into wetlands.
A Missouri program that is now entering its 25th year has provided more than $100 million in loans for energy efficiency projects around the state.
This Department of Natural Resources program helps finance energy-saving measures such as improved insulation, windows, lighting and heating and cooling systems. The loans are available to public schools and colleges, local governments, water and sewage treatment facilities and some hospitals.
The department says $102.7 million in low-interest loans has been awarded through the fund since its creation in 1989.
As Missouri’s Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri, or DREAM initiative, comes to an end, Kirksville is beginning to create a Downtown Strategic Plan as part of the program’s last effort.
Kirksville is beginning the end processes of their Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri initiative.
The State Department of Natural Resources designated Kirksville as a DREAM community in 2007.
Community Services Coordinator Sarah Halstead said the program has been beneficial to the city.
A new strategy aimed at cleaning up Hinkson Creek was unveiled at a public meeting on Wednesday. The event was led by representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Boone County, City of Columbia and MU.