About our Stream Team

We are volunteers from many different backgrounds but all have an interest in preserving water quality.  The local water resources are great and are part of our everyday lives here in southwest Missouri.

The Missouri Stream Team Program has trained and fitted over 4000 Stream Teams to help monitor Missouri streams. It is a job too big to be funded or managed by any government agency.  This is a job that requires local communities to step forward and take charge of their own welfare.

The Stream Team operates with the sponsorship of the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center.  They provide volunteer support and marketing for many of our Stream Team events and we then work within their system to provide support for the educational opportunities conducted at the Center.

Our Monitoring Sites


Contact Us

Email: cpistole@audubon.org

Call: (417) 782-NATR (6287)Volunteers at the Center will put you in contact with a stream team volunteer.

Do I need special training to be a Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer?
A. No.  If you want to come out and help the Wildcat Stream Team, then the training is the actual experience under our guidance.  If you want to know more or want to have your own stream team, then you need to take the Introductory Level Workshop taught by the Missouri Stream Team Program.  It is given at no cost at many locations throughout the state, generally in the spring.  Go to:  http://www.mostreamteam.org/wqintro.asp for more information