MDC closes St. Louis regional public offices temporarily due to hazardous weather conditions

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St. LOUIS, Mo.— All Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) public offices in the St. Louis region will temporarily close as of noon Thursday, Feb. 17 due to hazardous weather and road conditions.  This includes the following facilities:

  • The MDC St. Louis Regional office located on the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles. The conservation area itself remains open to the public.
  • Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood. The grounds and trails remain open.
  • The August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in Defiance
  • The Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in Eureka

All other conservation areas, river accesses, and fishing lakes in the St. Louis region remain open to the public; however, MDC advises that appropriate caution be used based on weather and road conditions.  Use of these facilities is not recommended if conditions are not safe.  For information on MDC areas, go to