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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 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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Combs Lake Management Efforts

Combs Lake Management

Conservationists are seeing improvements in fish reproduction at Jerry P. Combs Lake, located on Little River Conservation Area (CA) near Kennett. After nearly 9,000 largemouth bass were stocked in the lake in fall of 2011, biologists are noticing natural reproduction of the fish.

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Compass Course at Discovery Center

Compass Course at Discovery Center

The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at 4750 Troost Ave. brings nature and outdoor activities to the heart of Kansas City, such as a compass course in the native landscape garden. The center will celebrate a 10-year anniversary in the spring.

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Purple Coneflower on Prairie

coneflower on prairie

Colorful wildflowers bloom on Missouri’s prairies in June, attracting bugs, birds and photographers. Here, purple prairie coneflowers blow in the wind.

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