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MDC hosting MoNASP teacher training workshop in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Teachers, help your students learn responsibility and focus like never before. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a training workshop for teachers interested in joining Missouri's National Archery in the Schools program (MoNASP) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 8, at St. Martins Catholic School located at 7206 St. Martins Blvd. in Jefferson City. The workshop is free, but registration is required by June 5.

Wet a line with MDC at “Reel” time fishing event on June 6 in Columbia

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), in partnership with Bass Pro Shop, Mexico Bassmasters and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite families to discover nature at the 10th annual "Reel" Time with Kids free fishing event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at Bass Pro Shop Sportsman's Center, 3101 Bass Pro Dr. in Columbia.

Bait will be provided, as well as fishing poles for those who do not have their own. The event will also have educational displays, food, and drawings for prizes.

MDC seeks public input for Manito Lake CA management plan

TIPTON, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments.

A draft plan for the Manito Lake Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from May 1 to May 31. To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

MDC seeks public input for Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state.

MDC to host a tree workshop in Columbia on May 13

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Are you wanting to plant a tree this spring and are overwhelmed with what to plant? Do you want to pick a tree that will provide the most benefits now and in the future? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites homeowners to attend a How to Pick the Perfect Tree workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at Shakespeare's Pizza South, 3911 Peachtree Drive in Columbia. The workshop is free, but you must register by May 12.

MDC to host family fishing classes in Columbia in May, June, and July

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Have you ever wanted to go fishing, but weren't sure how to get started? Interested in the sport, but not sure the difference between a sunfish and a bass? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids and their families to gain the skills and confidence to go fishing on their own through several Discover Nature—Fishing classes being held in May, June, and July at Bass Pro Lake, 3101 Bass Pro Drive in Columbia.

MDC’s Little Dixie Lake CA boat rentals now available

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Pack up your tackle and head over to Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area. Row boats are now available to rent for use in the 205-acre Little Dixie Lake. Boats cost $5 for the day and payments are made via an honor system at the boat ramp. Only boats and oars are provided; all other boating equipment must be supplied by the user. Rental row boats are available until Oct. 15.

MDC offering forest and wildlife workshop in Callaway County April 18

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Want to improve wildlife on your property? Are you looking to increase your timber yields? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a forest and wildlife workshop for landowners from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at Bill and Margie Haag's property, 8801 Little Tavern Creek Road in Portland. The workshop is free, however registration is required by April 15.

MDC seeks public input for Lamine River Basin Accesses Management Plan

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.

A draft plan for the Lamine River Basin Accesses is available from MDC for public review from April 1 to April 30. To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

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