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Brightside St. Louis Native Demonstration Garden

Brightside St. Louis Native Demonstration Garden
The native demonstration garden at Brightside St. Louis is an example of the kinds of conservation projects MDC is seeking for its Community Conservation and Back to Nature StL grants. The application period for both is open now through Sept. 12, 2014. More

Broad Contour Levee

Broad contour levees's gentle slopes reduce erosion and wildlife burrowing
In order to reduce erosion and wildlife burrowing, the new levees will have 10:1 slopes instead of 3:1 slopes. Because these new levees will be broader and shallower than existing levees, floodwaters will be less likely to cause erosion during major flood events. More

Broad-Banded Water Snake

Photo of biologist holding a broad-banded watersnake
People often mistaken nonvenomous broad-banded water snakes for western cottonmouths. In the marsh, these harmless snakes typically eat fish and frogs. More

Burr Oak Woods Indoor Play Area

Burr Oak Woods Indoor Play Area
A new children’s indoor play area with larger-than-life critters was added in time for Burr Oak Woods Nature Center’s 30th anniversary in October. Rilee Harris, 4, of Blue Springs enjoyed the area during her recent visit. More

Burr Oak Woods Nature Walk

Burr Oak Woods Nature Walk
Rilee Harris, 4, of Blue Springs, and her father, Brandon Harris, explore Burr Oak Woods Nature Center’s Discover Nature outdoor classroom, which doubles as a play area in the woods. More

Business leaders from Ozarks tour MDC elk habitat

Business leaders from Ozarks tour MDC elk habitat
Business leaders from throughout the Missouri Ozarks recently toured elk habitat within MDC's elk restoration zone. More