Meet our Agency Sponsors:

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mail:

Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Stream Team Unit

  PO Box 180

 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180

 

Email: StreamTeam@mdc.mo.gov

Conservation Federation of Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mail:

 Conservation Federation of Missouri

 728 W Main

 Jefferson City, MO 65101

 

Missouri Department of

Natural Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mail:

 Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources

 Water Protection Program

 PO Box 176

 Jefferson City, MO 65102

 

 Email: StreamTeam@dnr.mo.gov

 

 

Meet our Staff:

 

  • Chris Riggert - Stream Team Program Coordinator (Saint Louis)

    Chris knew he was destined to work in the outdoors when, as a youngster, he out-fished his dad on his first fishing trip (three keeper crappie for the boy and none for the dad). Growing up in the small town of Lexington, Missouri, he logged many miles pedaling to and from several local farm ponds with his fishing rod and tackle box strapped to his bicycle.

     

    When it was time to choose a school, it was an easy decision to head east to Columbia. In addition to studying Fish and Wildlife Management at ‘Ol Mizzou, Chris began working for MDC as an hourly employee at Research (now Resource Science) in 1994. It was while working on the “crayfish crew” in the Ozarks he found his new love…Missouri’s streams.

     

    Chris has worked with the Stream Team Program since 1999 and is the Stream Team Coordinator in Jefferson City. He works primarily with Missouri Stream Teams, educating citizens about how streams function.

     

    He and his wife Brandye enjoy spending time outdoors looking for new ponds to fish as well as streams to sample and float.

     

    Phone: (573) 522-4115, Ext. 3167

    Fax: (573) 526-0990

    Email: Chris.Riggert@mdc.mo.gov

  • Brian Waldrop - Stream Team Assistant (Saint Louis Area)

    As the leader of Stream Team 211 Brian assists Stream Teams in the Saint Louis area of Missouri.

     

    Voice Mailbox: 800-781-1989

    Email: Brian.Waldrop@mdc.mo.gov

  • Kat Lackman - Stream Team Coordination Biologist (Southwest and Ozark Regions)

    Growing up in the State Fair city of Sedalia, Kat's passion for the outdoors was instilled in her at an early age when she took on the role as "dad's hunting buddy" at age two. Ever since, her mom has said "she has wanted to work for the Conservation Department since she was knee high to a grasshopper."

     

    Kat started with the Stream Team Program in June 2008 as a Research Assistant under the Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring (VWQM) Coordinator before taking on her current position in May 2011.  Her primary responsibilities are assisting Stream Teams in Southwest and South Central Missouri, managing the Adopt-An-Access Program and tending to the Missouri Stream Team website.

     

    She received her Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Conservation and Management from Missouri State University, and it was while working in the Ozarks for the Christian County Soil and Water Conservation District that she gained her interest into Missouri Streams.

     

    Kat resides once again in Sedalia, and when she’s not out playing in the water or plugging away at a computer, she’s usually watching something NASCAR with her husband Aaron, daughter Piper, and son Jaxson, or shooting a game of pool.

     

    Phone: (573) 522-4115, Ext. 3157

    Fax: (573) 526-0990

    Email: Kat.Lackman@mdc.mo.gov

  • Carl Romesburg - Stream Team Assistant (Southwest and Ozark Regions)

    As the leader of Stream Team 3117 Carl assists Stream Teams in southwest and south central Missouri.

     

    Voice Mailbox: 800-781-1989

    Email: Carl.Romesburg@mdc.mo.gov

  • Amy Meier - Stream Team Coordination Biologist (Missouri River Unit)

    Amy began with the Stream Team Program in January of 2008. She is currently responsible for assisting Stream Teams in the northern half of the state and serving as editor of Channels, the bimonthly Stream Team newsletter.

     

    Graduating from Kansas State University in 2001 with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries and a minor in Entomology, she has worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation since 2004, several of those years serving as an aquatic invertebrate taxonomist. When she is not in the stream flipping rocks looking for interesting critters, she can be found skating at the local roller rink, cruising in an old Volkswagen with her husband Cully, or canoeing and kayaking her favorite Ozark rivers.

     

    Phone: (573) 522-4115, Ext. 3166

    Fax: (573) 526-0990

    Email: Amy.Meier@mdc.mo.gov

  • Scott Sigman - Stream Team Assistant (Kansas City Area)

    Scott assists Stream Teams in and around the Kansas City metro area.

     

    Voice Mailbox: 800-781-1989

    Email: Scott.Sigman@mdc.mo.gov

  • April Sevy - Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator

    As the youngest in a large family of avid outdoorsman, April was destined to have a love for nature and a knack for fishing. With a great affinity for water, she grew up exploring streams and lakes in her hometown of St. Charles to larger waterways across the state, looking for wildlife, rocks, and other treasures.

     

    April pursued a B.S. in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Biology at Southeast Missouri State University. It was a course in limnology, with multiple field studies in streams and wetlands, and monthly water quality sampling of tributaries in Cape Girardeau that solidified her interest in improving and protecting this amazing resource.

     

    As the Volunteer Water Quality Coordinator, April joined the Department of Conservation in 2013. Her primary responsibilities include teaching water quality monitoring workshops and assisting new monitors with site selection, as well as assisting Stream Teams on projects such as litter pickups.

     

    Now relocated to Vienna with her husband Caleb and son Levi, they are excited to find new hiking trails and streams to canoe and fish!

     

    Phone: (573) 522-4115, Ext. 3593

    Fax: (573) 526-0990

    Email: April.Sevy@mdc.mo.gov

  • Lily Kennedy - Stream Team VWQM Assistant

    Lily assists volunteers statewide primarily with volunteer water quality monitoring.

     

    Phone: 573-522-4115 ext. 3598

    Email: Lily.Kennedy@mdc.mo.gov

  • Jenna Stiek - Stream Team Biologist (Southeast Region)

    Hello, my name is Jenna Stiek!  I am excited to join the Stream Team and Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Programs as the new Fisheries Biologist in Jefferson City, MO.  I have spent endless hours exploring streams and fishing in a variety of water sources near Marshall, MO.

     

    My passion and love for water led me to pursue a B.S. in Comprehensive Biology and Secondary Education from Concordia University Seward, NE and a M.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL.  My career with the Missouri Department of Conservation began in 2012, in the fisheries division working with water quality and aquatic species in the fish hatchery system.  I gained valuable knowledge and experience to assist me in this new position.

     

    I have a strong desire to educate people of all ages on the importance of water quality and the beneficial and proactive involvement they can take in their communities.  I encourage participants, volunteers and students to remember that a small action can positively impact future water quality.

     

    In my free time, I enjoy being outside, outdoor water activities, exercising, watching movies and hanging out with family and friends.  I am thrilled to join the Stream Team and look forward to working with volunteers, stream team members and students across the state to make Missouri’s waterways exceptional.

     

    Phone: (573) 522-4115, Ext. 3892

    Fax: (573) 526-0990

    Email: Jenna.Stiek@mdc.mo.gov

  • Karen Westin - Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator

    Karen grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, but spent much of her free time outdoors – camping in the woods of northern Michigan and paddling the state’s lakes and streams. Those experiences instilled in her a love of nature and a strong conservation ethic, which inspired her to earn bachelor’s degrees in Forestry, and Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University. Over the years, she has worked as a Forester with the U.S. Forest Service, mapped data into the Missouri Natural Heritage Database, and worked extensively as a Girl Scout troop leader and organizer.

     

    Those experiences have supported Karen well since joining the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a Stream Team Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator in March of 2013. Her functions include teaching VWQM workshops, managing data submitted by volunteer monitors, and supporting those volunteers to facilitate their monitoring and data submissions.

     

    With two daughters in college, it’s now just Karen and her husband, Steve, along with one dog and six cats enjoying life on five acres near Holts Summit.

     

    Phone: (573) 526-7838

    Fax: (573) 522-9920

    Email:Karen.Westin@dnr.mo.gov

  • Molly Runyon - Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator

    Molly grew up near St. James, Missouri, and has always loved exploring the outdoors and learning about nature. As a kid, she enjoyed lots of outdoor activities on her family’s small farm, including hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and raising steers. She developed a love for the rivers of Missouri during camping and canoeing trips on the Jack’s Fork and Current Rivers. Molly earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, and then moved to Montana to work for the U.S. Forest Service. She studied riparian aspen ecology in graduate school at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, and graduated with an M.S. in Animal and Range Science. Molly has worked on a variety of wildlife research projects in Montana, Oregon, and Missouri. She began working for the Department of Natural Resources as a Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator in 2016, and her current duties include managing volunteer data submissions, supporting volunteer monitors’ activities, and teaching VWQM workshops. Molly now lives in Jefferson City, MO, and loves hiking with her dog, rock-hunting, and biking on the Katy Trail!

     

    Phone: (573) 526-1156

    Fax: (573) 522-9920

    Email:Molly.Runyon@dnr.mo.gov

     

  • Vacant - Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator/QAQC Officer

     

Contact Us

 

Missouri Stream Team

PO Box 180

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180

 

Phone: (573)751-4115

Toll Free Voicemail: 1-800-781-1989

Fax: (573)526-0990

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