March 2011

Springfield Nature Center premiers film on children and nature

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father and son watching animals through a telephoto lens
April 5 film premier focuses on benefits of connecting children with nature. More

Henges Range to reopen April 1

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Action Target recently completed adjustments to the new bullet trap at the rifle/pistol range that required the range to be shut down from March 26 to March 31. More

Pick up litter in St. Charles as part of annual Trash Bash

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The event is part of Missouri's annual Trash Bash in April to spread awareness of the state's litter problem and work toward a litter-free state. The initiative is sponsored by MDC and MoDOT as part of the ongoing No MOre Trash! campaign. More

Waterfowl workshops coming up at Squaw Creek and Chillicothe

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Duck Hunting
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding workshops around the state to gather hunter ideas about the timing of duck season and where waterfowl hunting zone boundaries should be located. More

Help cleanup the Blue River this Saturday

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Annual Project Blue River Rescue April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon with headquarters at the Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., in Kansas City. More

Spring serves walleye on the rocks

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Image of a walleye
A toothy fish with glassy eyes is about to tempt anglers who don’t mind hopping from rock to rock in the dark. More

Women invited to Discover Nature through MDC workshop June 3-5

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The Discover Nature Women Summer Workshop at Windermere Conference Center gives women a fun, safe way to learn outdoor skills. More

Enjoy Nature is Art event at Runge Nature Center April 16

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Free family fun will include art demonstrations, activities, concert and lunch. More

Landowners invited to forest and wildlife workshop April 16

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Event will be held on Haag property on Hwy 94 between Portland and Bluffton. More

DNA tests shed light on cougar, wolf sightings

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Results confirm ties to mountain lions from South Dakota and timber wolves from the Great Lakes states. More

Help Bash Trash in April

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photo of Peanut the red-eared slider turtle
The annual Trash Bash is an annual event sponsored by the Missouri Departments of Conservation (MDC) and Transportation (MoDOT) as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! campaign. During the entire month of April, efforts are aimed at getting people to clean up litter all across Missouri from roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams and other places. More

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Oregon County

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DNA testing of hair left on a fence positively identifies a cougar. More