Part of the Hinkson Creek Trail, this bridge over Hinkson Creek is part of the Grindstone Nature Area.  

Hinkson Creek Watershed Restoration Project

Boone County Government Center

801 E. Broadway, Room 315

Columbia, MO 65201-7730

                 T: 573-886-4330


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Part two of the Hinkson Creek Watershed Restoration Project has begun, this time administered by Boone County. The main focus of this grant project is to cost-share with property owners to retrofit stormwater treatment structures in hopes of improving the water quality of Hinkson Creek. The grant also sponsors educational events and programs on issues concerning streams in general.

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Rain gardens

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Map of Watershed


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Low Impact Development

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Target area for retrofitting

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Outdoor Classroom

Our specific milestones include:

  • Forming a stakeholder group to review and change our draft watershed management plan.
  • Have a consultant propose possible locations to retrofit stormwater treatment structures within a hotspot area near the I-70/Hwy 63 connector.
  • Provide 60% cost-share to landowners wishing to retrofit stormwater treatment structures on their property (with emphasis on the hotspot area)
  • Produce educational public service announcements concerning water pollution and stream quality.
  • Monitor the performance of stormwater treatment structures to verify their effectiveness.
  • Conduct stream clean-ups and monitor the water quality of local streams.





This section describes the basics of the Bonne Femme Watershed Project    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

    has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. 

                   MoDNR Subgrant G08- NPS-09