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MDC to host volunteer training for Discover Nature Fishing

Clinton, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Discover Nature Fishing Program connects families with the outdoors. MDC is seeking volunteers in the Clinton and Warsaw areas to help teach the program. A training session for volunteers will be held 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at the MDC Clinton Office, 2010 South Second Street.

MDC to host Master Naturalist class orientation in Sedalia

Sedalia, Mo. – The Hi Lonesome Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalists will hold an orientation for upcoming training classes 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at the Discovery Room on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. The Discovery Room is at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) display area at the Fairgrounds.

MDC Discover Nature Girls Camp a summer success

Chilhowee, Mo. – They caught fish, paddled canoes, zinged arrows into targets and cheered when fellow campers plinked the bullseye with a pellet gun. Thirty campers sampled recreation and nature in the great outdoors at Discover Nature Girls Camp June 16-18 at Camp Palestine in Johnson County, Mo. The camp was hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation's Protection Division staff in the Kansas City Region.

2016 Benton County Forestry Areas Management Plan

This plan includes Edmonson Access, Brickley Hollow Conservation Area, Mount Hulda Towersite, and Granny's Acres Conservation Area.

MDC staff bands peregrine falcons from nests in KC area

Kansas City, Mo. – Peregrine falcons are nearing the end of another successful nesting season in the Kansas-City area. Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists, with the aid of USDA Wildlife Services, recently banded 13 chicks (seven males and six females) hatched and reared at four nests. The identification bands will aid in tracking the falcons' movements and survival.

"All chicks appeared to be extremely healthy and vigorous," said Joe DeBold, MDC urban wildlife biologist. "Fledging should take place in the next three weeks."

MDC closes Sharps Station Access boat ramp due to flood damage

Platte City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed a boat launch ramp on the Platte River at the Sharp's Station Access due to flood damage. It is uncertain when the ramp will be reopened for use. The access is east of Platte City off the Interurban Road in Platte County.

Three other MDC ramps on the Platte River in Platte County remain open. The Schimmel City Access and two ramps at the Platte Falls Conservation Area are usable.

MDC hosts exhibition shooter Dave Miller at Lake City Shooting Range

Kansas City, Mo. – Dave Miller, exhibition and world record holder, will demonstrate his shotgun skills in a free exhibition at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Lake City Shooting Range, 28505 E. Truman Road in Buckner. Miller, a project manager for CZ-USA firearms company, is a professional shotgun shooter and a master-class sporting clays shooter.

MDC to co-host Youth Fishing Derby June 6 at Harrisonville

Harrisonville, Mo. – A free Youth Fishing Derby will be held at the Harrisonville City Park on Saturday, June 6. The derby is co-sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Cass County Elks Lodge 2791, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Participants can register from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the City Park Amphitheater, and fishing is from 9 a.m. to noon.

MDC welcomes public input on Four Rivers area plan

Nevada, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know your suggestions for the August A. Busch, Jr. Memorial Wetlands at Four Rivers Conservation Area in Vernon and Bates counties. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for almost 1,000 conservation areas throughout the state and invites public comments.

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