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MDC seeks public input on Runge Nature Center

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants public input on the Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for almost 1,000 conservation areas throughout the state, and invites public comments.

MDC offers reloading workshop in Columbia March 15

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free workshop on the basics of reloading metallic ammunition cartridges. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 15, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the MDC Central Region Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia.

Participants must be at least 18-years of age, or at least 15-years if accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer with MDC to help wood ducks in mid-Missouri March 12

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites volunteers to participate in its annual Wood Duck Nest Box Day at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area in Boone County. MDC hosts this event each year to clean, repair, and refill more than 100 nesting boxes with fresh wood chips. These nest boxes provide an enormous amount of quality brood-rearing areas for local wood ducks. MDC relies on volunteers to keep these nest boxes in good condition and be ready for use in the spring.

MDC to host Discover Nature Schools preschool teacher workshop in Columbia March 16

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 workshop on March 16 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia. Space is limited and reservations are required by March 11.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host landowners interested in learning about prescribed burning as a method of boosting wildlife habitat and reducing less desirable plant species. MDC staff will discuss methods and techniques for implementing controlled burns, safety considerations, and proper weather conditions for conducting a burn. The workshops will also cover how to create a burn plan and time the burn based on your management objectives and landscape.

MDC to host Youth Pollinator Event Feb. 27 at A.L. Gustin Golf Course

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will partner with the Mid-Mo. Uplanders Quail Forever Chapter and A.L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia, for a family friendly event designed to showcase pollinator habitat at the golf course.

MDC offers Discover Nature reloading workshops in Columbia Feb. 16 and March 15

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer two workshops on the basics of reloading metallic ammunition cartridges. Both workshops will be held from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the MDC Central Region Office located at 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia. The first workshop will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and the second workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 15.

MDC to present seminar on tapping maple trees for syrup in Columbia Feb. 11

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), in partnership with the Missouri Community Forestry Council (MCFC) and Columbia's Tree Task Force, will host an educational presentation on how to tap backyard maple trees for syrup.

"Missouri is a great place to tap sugar maples for maple syrup," said MDC Community Forester Ann Koenig, "and as temperatures freeze and thaw in late winter, this is the season to do it."

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