Environment

  1. Source of green substance in Fassnight Creek confirmed

    City officials have confirmed that the green substance found in Fassnight Creek Thursday afternoon was a non-hazardous fluorescein dye. A nearby facility used the dye to determine where some patio drains at the facility were connected. Read on...
  2. City reports non-hazardous dye found in Fassnight Creek

    City Officials report that a green substance found in Fassnight Creek Thursday afternoon is most likely a non-hazardous substance such as fluorescein dye. Read on...
  3. MEDIA ALERT: City to host second opportunity for input on trash and recycling at Open House Jan. 11

    The City will host a second opportunity for the public to learn about the ongoing Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study and provide feedback at an open house 5:30 – 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Library Station Santa Fe Room (2535 N. Kansas Expressway). Read on...
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EarthA large portion of our local quality of life and economy relies on our environmental stewardship. The City is very proud of our community’s track record of environmental compliance and recognizes we must protect our environmental resources for future generations.

The City’s Sustainability Office offers educational and outreach programs about a variety of topics, including recycling for homes and businesses, air quality, composting and vermicomposting.

Springfield has been held up as a “model community” by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) The City, Greene County and City Utilities continued building an integrated plan framework that would allow a more holistic approach to the various unfunded environmental mandates that all communities are facing – wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, air quality and solid waste.

The plan also takes into account community affordability in a new, and in our opinion, more equitable way than state and federal regulators currently propose. The City proposed this integrated plan framework to both EPA and Missouri DNR. If crafted successfully, the framework could become a national model.