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Updated on 01/27/2021
The Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center remains closed to the public. During this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the health and safety of our employees and communities are our highest concerns. To assure social distancing and comply with direction that nonessential activities be limited, the indoor areas of our centers will remain closed until further notice.
In response to the Jan. 20, 2021, Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, all visitors to our outdoor areas — including trails, gardens, and parking areas — are required to wear a mask when they’re 6 feet or closer to anyone not in their immediate group.
We will continue to update our communications, if anything changes in the status of our interpretive center, and we look forward to the time when we can safely welcome our visitors back inside. In the meantime, we welcome you to enjoy the available outdoor spaces and trails.
At the Weldon Spring Site, we welcome you to enjoy hiking or biking the Hamburg Trail, part of the Busch-Weldon Greenspace trail system around the site. The disposal cell is also open for a hike to the top to take in the panoramic views of St. Charles County.
We ask that guests follow the updated guidance related to social distancing, provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and St. Charles County.
Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center
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Remediation at the Weldon Spring Site was conducted in accordance with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) regulations. The Weldon Spring Site was transferred to the Office of Legacy Management (LM) in 2003. LM conducts long-term surveillance and maintenance at the site which includes routine inspections, site maintenance, records-related activities, stakeholder support, and operation of an Interpretive Center. For more information about the Weldon Spring Site, view the fact sheet.
The Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center presents a window to the past and DOE’s commitment to the future through long-term surveillance and maintenance of the Weldon Spring Site and a strong community partnership. Adjacent to the center is the 75-foot-high Weldon Spring disposal cell with a viewing platform that offers a panoramic view of St. Charles County and the surrounding Howell Prairie.