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MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids and their families to a free, four-class series of fishing workshops in August and September.  The Discover Nature – Fishing workshops will cover the basics of fishing from tackle to knot-tying, and participants will gain the skills and confidence to go fishing on their own. 

MDC presents State Champion Tree award for dwarf hackberry at Tan-Tar-A Resort

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) presented a State Champion Tree award to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Camden County for the largest known dwarf hackberry tree in the state. 

“The dwarf hackberry tree at Tan-Tar-A just happened to catch my eye as I was leaving the complex for lunch during the Missouri Natural Resources Conference,” said Matt Arndt, a certified forester and owner of Matt’s Healthy Woods & Wildlife.

MDC invites teachers to Discover Nature Schools training workshops in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites teachers to upcoming Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops. These workshops provide free training for teachers interested in improving conservation education in their Missouri classrooms, home-school classes, or youth groups. These two upcoming workshops will take place 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia:

MDC seeks public input on Hite Prairie and White conservation areas

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians.  Draft management plans for the Hite Prairie and Robert M. White II conservation areas are available for public review through July 31. To preview these draft management plans and share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans

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