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Wet a line with MDC at kids' fishing clinic in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Fishing helps kids discover nature and conserve it, too. Help the kids in your life get hooked on the thrill of fishing. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids (up to age 15) to a day of free fishing, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at MDC headquarters in Jefferson City.

MDC to host women’s shooting academy in Columbia this June

COLUMBIA, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Discover Nature – Women’s Basic Shooting Academy this summer.  The academy will consist of a classroom session followed by two mentored shooting sessions. 

MDC invites women ages 18 or older, or girls ages 14 and older if accompanied by an adult, to attend this exciting and educational experience.  At this special shooting academy, participants will learn the basics of firearms safety, shooting techniques, equipment, target shooting, hunting, and more. 

MDC to host women’s archery workshop in Columbia May 24

COLUMBIA, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Discover Nature -- Women's Basic Archery Workshop to introduce women to archery basics.  The workshop will consist of a brief classroom session, followed by a practical session, to include mentored shooting. 

The workshop will take place 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at the MDC Central Region Office, 3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia.

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day on May 14 at Maramec Spring Park

ST. JAMES, Mo. – A casting contest, free fishing and free hotdogs are all part of the fun at Kids' Fishing Day, Saturday, May 14. The event is put on by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in cooperation with The James Foundation. It offers free fishing and other fun activities for kids ages 15 years and younger at Maramec Spring Park, located near St. James. The park will open at 5:30 a.m. with fishing at 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.

MDC offers free Discover Nature Girls Camp in High Hill

COLUMBIA, Mo.— The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer its Discover Nature Girls Camp this summer in central Missouri. This free camp will introduce girls, ages 11-15, to a variety of outdoors skills in a supportive learning environment. The camp will take place Aug. 1-3 at High Hill Christian Camp near High Hill, Mo. 

Discover Nature Girls Camp is part of the Department’s mission to help people get outside and discover nature. 

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation invites kids and their families to a free, four-class series of fishing workshops in May. 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 helps grow new generation of turkey hunters, conservationists

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) helped a new generation of turkey hunters discover the joys of the hunt last weekend.  Two mentored hunts in central Missouri ensured plenty of opportunities for interested youth to learn from some of the state’s leading turkey experts. 

MDC to host Discover Nature – Forest and Wildlife Workshop in Portland April 16

COLUMBIA, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Discover Nature -- Forest and Wildlife Workshop to give landowners a better understanding about the benefits of managing wooded areas on their property. 

MDC private land conservationists will present programs on improving timber, managing woodland landscapes, prescribed fire, ruffed grouse habitat requirements, conducting timber sales, cost-share programs, and wildlife management. 

MDC offers invasive tree pest workshop in Columbia May 3

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free workshop to help citizens protect Missouri’s trees.  The course will teach participants how to detect and report invasive forest pests including emerald ash borer, thousand cankers disease, Asian longhorned beetle, gypsy moth, and Sirex woodwasp. 

MDC partnership breaks ground on butterfly garden in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a historic partnership with the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) and the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC), the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently broke ground on a new monarch butterfly garden in Jefferson City.

The new garden at the AMEC headquarters, located at 2722 E. McCarty St., demonstrates how even a small space can be converted from lawn turf to an attractive plot of native plants that can benefit these iconic pollinators.

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