Snell honored for 5 years of service to Missouri Stream Team

As drought conditions worsen for many states, efforts to preserve and improve local water systems have ramped up, including work by the Missouri Stream Team – a group made up largely of volunteers who monitor and work to improve or protect Missouri’s 100,000 miles of waterways.

Ken Snell, a biology instructor at Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods, was recently honored for his 5 years of service to the Missouri Stream Team.

Stream Teams across the state work with the Missouri Department of Conservation to ensure the health of the waterways. This includes monitoring the water quality and identifying any contaminants, natural or man-made, as well as litter control, preventing stream bank erosion, and replanting native trees and plants near the waterways.