What better place to celebrate the 75th anniversaries of Ducks Unlimited and Missouri Department of Conservation, than on an area that currently has restoration work underway? That is what is happening on October 13th at Duck Creek. We invite you to come out and enjoy an autumn day in the swamp with us.
Visitors will be greeted at the Duck Creek CA headquarters and directed to the Pool 3 campground for the day’s events. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a short opening ceremony followed by a series of stations, activities, and hayrides that will continue until 1 pm.
This is a field day for folks to come out and explore Duck Creek and help us celebrate 75 years of valuing our wetland resources. At Duck Creek we have two main habitats in the Mingo Basin that we manage, our bottomland hardwoods and open marsh. If you have been on Duck Creek in the last three years, you might be aware of some renovation work that has been going on. This is an opportunity for you to come see what we’ve done and learn how this will help the wetland communities, and in turn benefit our public use in the future. I believe we should have something for everyone, whether you’re an avid duck hunter, a parent looking for something to do with the kids, or somewhere in between. For example:
Well buddy, we’ve got something for you.
Well ma’am, I believe Duck Creek may fit into your Saturday morning schedule.
Well sir, plan on moseying north of Puxico on Highway 51 next Saturday.
Waterfowl hunters have a long legacy in protecting, restoring, and managing wetlands across the country. Missouri is a great example of these long-term efforts and partnerships. The collaboration of volunteers and staff from MDC, DU, and USFWS that are hosting this event is another illustration of this continuing line of work. We’re looking forward to a wonderful day and hope to see you there.
If you’d like a little more detail of what kind of activities we’ve got planned and where this will occur, scroll below the comments box and check out our additional links.