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September 2011

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MDC gives $306,000 in TRIM grants for community forest improvements

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Added funds from recipients result in more than $540,000 spent on improving community trees.

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MDC bans porous-soled waders to help protect trout waters from invasive algae

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Porous-soled waders are prime suspects in human transport of “didymo,” or “rock snot.”

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NW Missouri waterfowl areas in good shape for duck season

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Duck season in the state’s north zone opens Oct. 29 and closes Dec. 27.

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MDC predicts good fall color in Ozarks

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Weather conditions likely will result in less vivid foliage in the Bootheel and Kansas City regions.

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Ellington program offers info on improving forest management and harvest

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Foresters, landowners and loggers are invited to free workshops and field days Oct. 21 and 22 on how simple changes in forest management and harvest can increase profits and protect resource.

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Learn about primitive skills at Springfield Nature Center

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Step back in time and learn about the lifestyles of the earliest humans to trek through the Ozarks at “Primitive Skills Day” on Oct. 2.

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Springfield Nature Center event highlights natural areas

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Join author of “Discover Missouri Natural Areas – A Guide to 50 Great Places.” on Thursday, Sept. 29, 7-8 p.m. as he shares his first-hand experiences.

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Families enjoy outdoors at MDC National Hunting and Fishing Day activities

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MDC helps families Discover Nature with National Hunting and Fishing Day activities at Reed Wildlife Area.

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Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Twin Pines Education Center features new exhibit on turkey calling

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New exhibit will be unveiled at Twin Pines on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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Parma Range Volunteer Dexter Delano

Volunteer at Parma Woods Shooting Range honored for service

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Dexter Delano of Leavenworth has given more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service time at MDC's Parma Woods Shooting Range.

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Wild Turkeys

Wild turkeys make the most of break from weather

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Missouri’s wild turkey flock made significant gains in many areas this year.

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Celebrate Halloween naturally with Family Fun Night and hayride at Columbia Bottom

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Family Fun Night and Hayride on Oct.14 from 6-9:30 p.m. offers an ideal way to celebrate the season in a family friendly, nature-oriented way.

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