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MDC and MU partnership adds wildlife habitat to Columbia golf course

COLUMBIA, Mo. –Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Private Land Services staff have been partnering with staff from A.L. Gustin Golf Course of the University of Missouri system in the heart of Columbia to enhance the environment on the 18-hole golf course. From helping to educate golfers on the importance of wildlife habitat and native pollinators to reducing the maintenance workload across the course, staff has been putting in the hours to get 15 acres of the course back to its natural habitat.

MDC hosting Discover Nature Schools preschool teacher workshop in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites preschool teachers interested in improving conservation education in their classrooms and home-schools to attend an upcoming free training class on Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia. Space is limited and reservations are required by Aug. 25.

Discover nature with MDC at youth dove hunt in Callaway County

WILLIAMSBURG, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites youth to discover nature with a youth dove hunt on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 3 p.m. to sunset at Whetstone Creek Conservation Area (CA) in Williamsburg. All participants must attend a mandatory clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Whetstone Creek CA. The hunt is free, but registration is required by Aug. 26 and is limited to the first 25 participants.

MDC offers bowhunter education course in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a Bowhunter Education Class at its regional office in Columbia. This free course will provide participants with the opportunity to become certified in bowhunter safety.

MDC offers family fishing class in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids to gain the skills and confidence to go fishing by participating in a Discover Nature—Fishing class Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Missouri Department of Conservation Office, 2901 W Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City.

The classes are free and all fishing gear is provided. Registration is required by Aug 27. Participants must attend the Aug. 28 class to be prepared for the hands-on fishing activities Aug. 29.

Connect to MDC Runge Conservation Nature Center with a text

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Are you interested in knowing what is going on at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Runge Conservation Nature Center? Now you can get a text so you don't miss out on any events. Runge Nature Center is adding text alerts as another way mid-Missourians can learn about and participate in programs and events at the center. By texting the word "MDC Runge" to 468311, subscribers will receive up to 6 texts a month to remind them of free events at the Nature Center.

Effective wingshooting workshop offered for hunters in Boone County

COLUMBIA, Mo—Hunters have long been leaders in conservation, helping Missouri develop regulations, improve habitat, and control wildlife populations. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites migratory and upland bird hunters to hone their skills at an effective wingshooting clinic from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, and Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the MDC Charles Green Conservation Area (CA) in Ashland. The workshop is free, but registration by August 7 is required.

MDC offers women's archery class in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women ages 18 or older (girls 14 and up may accompany an adult participant) to discover nature by learning the basics of archery. The program will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the MDC Regional Office, 3500 E. Gans Road, in Columbia. The program is free, but registration is required by July 31.

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