Exciting news from the City of Ozark Environmental Division! The Garrison Springs Project is moving forward. Starting on Monday, July 24, work will commence on the Garrison Springs culvert project.
As crews begin work on-site, safety is of the utmost concern for the city. We kindly ask for your cooperation in avoiding the construction area during this time. To minimize foot and vehicular traffic, additional barricades and fencing will be installed. This is a necessary precaution due to the limited working space in the immediate vicinity.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout the construction process. Once finished, the Community Forest at Garrison Springs will serve as a testament to the city's dedication to preserving its natural environment and building a sustainable community.
The City of Ozark purchased this property in March 2021, with the assistance of two grants; the Missouri Department of Conservation Land Conservation Partnership and a Federal Forestry Grant.
This is a landscape dominated by trees, abundant water, and karst features. Along the valley floor meanders Garrison Branch, a small stream-fed in part by three springs on the property. The springs are connected to a cave system that has been mapped and classified as the seventh longest in the state, by the Springfield Plateau Grotto, an organization that promotes cave conservation, surveying, and management.
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