MDC to host Conservation Celebration in Kirksville

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The combination of Earth Day and Arbor Day make April the perfect month to celebrate how conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish, as well as providing resources and enriching our quality of life. In recognition of these two days, the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Northeast Regional Office is hosting a free Conservation Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26.

Activities, demonstrations, and displays will help families discover nature. Participants will learn about recycling while making paper; have an opportunity to play games to explore the relationship between trees, water, and soil; create a tree cookie necklace; watch forester demonstrations, and much more. There will also be free dogwood tree seedlings from the MDC George O. White State Nursery.

“The Conservation Celebration is an excellent opportunity for families and friends to get outdoors and experience nature together,” said MDC Conservation Education Consultant Karen Armstrong. “It’s a fun way to celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day and we hope lots of people will venture out and join us.”

The Northeast Regional Office is located just south of Kirksville on Highway 63.

For more information on this or other programs, call 660-785-2420 or visit