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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.

Citizen volunteers receive state conservation honors

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Surveys have shown Missourians care about conserving forests, fish and wildlife. That citizen conservation ethic was clearly evidenced by southwest Missouri's honorees at this year's Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) Awards Banquet.

MDC Runge Nature Center hosting Wings over Water program on April 23

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Discover nature and learn more about eagles, owls, and falcons at Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Runge Nature Center's Wings over Water watershed education program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 23. The program is free and open to the public.

This interactive, family-friendly event features staff from the World Bird Sanctuary who will tell the story of these amazing birds and fly them over the audience, dramatically illustrating the importance of protecting the birds, their habitat, and Missouri's water resources.

Discover Nature with MDC at youth turkey clinic in Boone County on April 8

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Hearing the booming gobble of a male wild turkey is a thrill most hunters will never forget. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to help kids have that experience. First time youth hunters are invited to discover nature with a youth turkey clinic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, at the MDC Central Regional office, 3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia. Participants must be ages 10 to 15.

2015 Lamine River Basin Accesses Management Plan

Accesses included in this plan are the Blackwater Bridge Access, De Bourgmont Access, Harriman Hill Access, McAllister Springs Access, Robert's Bluff Access and the Swinging Bridge Access.

MDC Runge Nature Center to host native plant sale March 28

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Native wildflowers and grasses are attractive additions to lawn and garden landscaping. They also offer hardiness advantages and many benefit butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City is holding its annual native plant sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 28.

MDC seeks public input for Canaan 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 is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments.

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

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