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Powder Valley has been selected for this year’s Summer Service Slam Project by The Mission Continues. This nonprofit organization redeploys Vet missions that harness their skills and dedication. For one day this July, their mission will be Powder Valley. Veterans will work alongside civilian volunteers of all ages on a variety of projects to improve the nature center.
Remember shooting a bow and arrow at summer camp as a kid? Bring your friends and relive the fun as you learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. There will be plenty of time for shooting and fun games to provide friendly competition.
We will teach fishing basics, provide equipment and worms, and then let you and your family try your luck. Kids will be entered in a drawing at the end of the summer for a new fishing pole and tackle box. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn the basics of frog-gigging safety, equipment, identification, and regulations, as well as how to clean your catch to take home and ck. The class will have the opportunity to go frogging with the help of Department staff.
July 26, Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join Missouri/Kansas conservation partners for this canoeing cleanup along Shoal Creek from Grand Falls to Schermerhorn Park in Galena, Kansas. A limited number of canoes will be available to adults and teens with canoeing experience.
Join us for an open-air summer concert featuring Kansas City musicians Michael Fraser and Tenley Hansen on mandolin, violin, and guitar. Michael and Tenley will use storytelling, live music, and a variety of visual aids to relay the importance of maple trees to Missouri.
Show the world your idea of discovering nature in Missouri. Using your Google+, Instagram, or Twitter account, tag your Missouri nature photos with “#MDCdiscovernature.” Your photos will appear on our website at mdc.mo.gov/node/26255, where you can also read the contest rules. Every month, Department staff will select and post a winning photo. We’ll publish all of the monthly winners in the January 2015 issue of the Conservationist.
Editor In Chief - vacant
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
Art Director - Cliff White
Staff Writer/Editor - Brett Dufur
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Circulation - Laura Scheuler