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.


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