Join MDC for women’s spring hike at Danville Conservation Area May 28

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DANVILLE, Mo. – Women and girls ages 14 and older are encouraged to join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a guided nature hike at Danville Conservation Area in Montgomery County from 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

Participants will hike 1.5 miles through a portion of the 3,100-acre conservation area, partially on established trails, and partially off-trail through natural vegetation to access views not often seen by visitors.

MDC Forester Angela George and Wildlife Biologist Tracey Prenger will lead the hike, pointing out key features of the trails, discussing animals and plants in the area, how forest and woodland ecosystems work, and more.

“Danville Conservation Area is located where the rugged woods of the Missouri River Hills meet the prairies to the north, and is home to unique and beautiful natural features,” said George. “A lot of spring flowers should be blooming.”

Space is limited for this event. Registration is required by May 27 at

The program is free and open to women ages 14-years and older, but girls ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Hikers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring their own water, lunch or a snack, and binoculars, if they wish.

Program registrants now have the option to link their children’s accounts to their own, which will streamline the registration process. Once registrants have set up an account, parents can register their children for events without having to logout and login for each family member. This allows parents to register an entire family or select family members for an event at the same time.

For more information about this guided hike, contact Angela George at . To find more MDC events near you, visit