Transform Missouri - DNR events Photo Gallery

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The Department of Natural Resources presented Moberly with a $1,279,500 Recovery Act grant during a city council meeting. The Recovery Act provides significant funding to assist communities with infrastructure needs for water quality and wastewater projects, such as those in Moberly. Left to right: Keith Phipps, Director of Public Utilities; Dru Buntin, Deputy Director, DNR; and Don Burton, Mayor. Officials tour City of Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant during ribbon cutting ceremony. Left to right: William Rice, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Mark N. Templeton, Former Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources; and Governor Jay Nixon. City of Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements will increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. Installation of a new high efficiency single stage blower will save 26 percent in annual energy consumption. Left to right: William Rice, Deputy Administrator, EPA; Mark N. Templeton, Former Director, DNR; Governor Jay Nixon and Darwin Hindman, Mayor.
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Ribbon cutting at the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant. The city received $62,335,000 in Recovery Act and State Revolving Fund grants and loans to support the citys wastewater improvement project. City of Columbia project will use energy-efficient technologies and green innovations that will lead to sustainable economic recovery. Urban League weatherization crew replaces a furnace at a St. Louis home under Energize Missouri Homes. The energy efficiencies completed in this home will save the homeowner $290 on their annual utility costs. Officials visit St. Louis home of Karen Cutak as part of Energize Missouri Homes initiative. Left to right Joe Gassner, weatherization section chief, DNR; Caron Cutak, homeowner; Karen Massey, DNR energy coordinator; James H Buford, president and CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
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A Springfield resident received free weatherization services from the Energize Missouri Homes initiative through the Ozarks Area Community Action Corp. This ceiling insulation blower equipment was used to help increase energy efficiency at this home, which should save the homeowner more than $200 in annual utility costs." The department provides $16 million in Recovery Act and SRF funds to Springfield for wastewater improvements. (Left to right Dru Buntin, DNR Deputy Director, Mayor Jim ONeil, Karl Brooks, EPA Region 7 Administrator). Groundbreaking ceremony at Springfields Wastewater Treatment Plant. The green improvements include a newer energy-efficient ozone generation system that will save the facility approximately $6 million over the next 20 years.
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Former Director Mark N. Templeton congratulates the Willard School District for being the first school in Southwest Missouri to receive two new school buses under the Recovery Acts National Competitive DERA grant. Mark N. Templeton, Former DNR director, in McGirk at an abandoned petroleum underground storage tank site being cleaned up through funds provided by the Recovery Act. Leaking underground storage tank cleanup in McKirk. Future redevelopment of sites can spur the creation of jobs, expand existing businesses, create new businesses and clear the way for communities to redevelop and reuse these properties.
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DNR is overseeing the cleanup of abandoned underground storage tank sites at 68 sites across Missouri. This sign was displayed in McGirk during the cleanup activities.