MDC hosting family night at the range in Cole County

RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to a night at the range from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, at Scrivner Road Conservation Area (CA) shooting range. This free program is open to all ages, however those age 17 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or adult mentor.

MDC staff and trained firearms instructors will be on hand to help attendees' learn the basics of rifle and shotgun shooting. All firearms, ammunition and targets will be provided.

MDC urges proper pruning to help storm-damaged trees

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The recent storm that swept through Columbia and the surrounding area left many trees in need of a little after-storm care. Trees that lost limbs may threaten the safety of homeowners, are at risk for decline, or even death.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has advice about how to determine which trees are salvageable and how to nurse them back to health.

According to MDC Forestry Regional Supervisor Susan Troxel-DeWitt, the amount of damage a tree can survive depends on the tree.

MDC urges pet owners in Columbia area to be watchful of coyotes

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says it's important to be attentive to pets in areas where coyotes have been spotted or are known to live.

"This summer, the MDC regional office in Columbia has received a higher-than-average number of calls from citizens who have spotted coyotes in their neighborhoods," said MDC Wildlife Regional Supervisor John George. "While it is not unusual, we would like to remind folks to be aware and practice vigilance with regard to their pets."

Wet a line with MDC at kid’s fishing clinic in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Fishing helps kids discover nature, and conserve it too. Help 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 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at MDC headquarters in Jefferson City.

MDC honors Columbia Public Schools science coordinator

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The future of conservation success in Missouri is dependent upon widespread, citizen support and effective partnerships. In recognition of outstanding performance by an outside partner, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) presents an annual state Outreach and Education (O&E) Partnership Award.

Mike Szydlowski, Science Coordinator for Columbia Public Schools (CPS), was awarded the 2013 MDC O&E Partnership Award.


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