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Tree health in the Ozarks, a growing concern

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Missourians love their trees and each summer, a number of diseases and pests cause concern for tree owners throughout the region.

People can get information about tree problems they may be experiencing at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) seminar “Tree Health in the Ozarks; A Growing Concern.” This free event will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18 at the MDC Ozark Regional Office in West Plains (551 Joe Jones Blvd.). Lunch will be provided.

Kellogg Lake Kids' Fishing Day planned for June 11

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at the 15th annual Kids’ Fishing Day on June 11 at Kellogg Lake. The event, which is for ages 15 and under, will be from 8 a.m. until noon. Sponsors for this event are the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), the City of Carthage, the Kellogg Lake Group, the Carthage Rotary Club and several local businesses. Kellogg Lake is a 25-acre reservoir on the east side of the city of Carthage.

MDC's Community Conservation Grants help urban habitats

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Good conservation practices don’t only apply to remote forests and prairies. Conservation helps communities, too.

As urban areas continue to develop, it’s important that this growth be compatible with wildlife habitats, streams and other natural features of our outdoors world. That’s because conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.

MDC Family Fishing Fair set for Shepherd of the Hills

BRANSON, Mo. – Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Family Fishing Fair June 11 at a specially stocked pool at MDC's 

MDC increases CWD surveillance in southern Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The discovery of a deer disease in Arkansas has increased surveillance efforts by Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff in the southern part of the state.

Kids' Fishing Day set for May 14 at Roaring River

CASSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold Kids' Fishing Day May 14 at Roaring River State Park. At this event, which is from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., an area of the park will be designated as a fishing area for youths age 15 and under.

MDC plans archery instructor training class

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Teachers interested in becoming archery instructors at their schools will have an opportunity to receive training in May.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) basic archery instructor training class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 24 at the O’Reilly-Tefft Gym in Springfield. The gym is located at 1408 E. Pythian St.

Youth fishing event set for May 7 at Bennett Spring

LEBANON, Mo. – Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Bennett Spring State Park's Kids' Fishing Day. This event will be held 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. on May 7 at Bennett Spring State Park. The event is being sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other sponsors.

MDC invites public to April 23 naturescaping program

JOPLIN, Mo. – Many homeowners are discovering the benefits of landscaping with native plants. Plants that are naturally adapted to their surroundings tend to be less dependent on pesticides and watering hoses and, at the same time, friendlier to butterflies, songbirds and other local wildlife.

Tree awards go to Springfield schools, Marshfield board

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield’s Public Schools and Marshfield’s Tree City USA Committee have earned state recognition for understanding that trees provide many economic, aesthetic and emotional benefits.

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