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Columbia Bottom Barn

Columbia Bottom Barn

This old barn once stood at the present location of the Columbia Bottom Visitor Center before its deconstruction. Some of the original wood from the barn was used in building the current visitor center.

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Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Find Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in north St. Louis County at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Enjoy the visitor center, exhibits, trails, and a viewing area at the confluence.

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Columbia Bottom Education and Visitor Center

Columbia Bottom Education and Visitor Center

The Howard and Joyce Wood Education and Visitor Center at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.

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Columbia Bottom Road Damage From Flooding

Columbia Bottom Road Damage From Flooding

A half mile of asphalt road on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is shown devastated by recent flooding when the area’s Missouri River levee was breached June 2.

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A permanent stone privy at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area was toppled from its base by flood waters that breached its Missouri River levee June 2. MDC officials estimate it may take months to repair all the damage to the area.

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Photo of combleaf yellow false foxglove showing flowers and leaves.

Combleaf Yellow False Foxglove

Aureolaria pectinata (formerly Gerardia pedicularia)
There are 3 species of Aureolaria in Missouri. Only combleaf yellow false foxglove is annual, has fernlike, delicately dissected leaves, and glandular hairs. It occurs in the Ozarks.

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Illustration of common alder leaves, flowers, fruits.

Common Alder

Alnus serrulata
Common alder is a good plant to know — its flowers and fruits are eaten by wildlife, its thick roots prevent erosion while enriching the soil, its bark has a long history of medical uses, and the dried female catkins, which look like tiny pinecones, are useful in craft projects and in jewelry!

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Confluence Trash Bash set for March 23

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Join in this 5th annual river clean-up.

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Youth at Frogging Clinic

Conservation agents help kids discover finer points of frogging during free clinic

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