Twin Pines reopens with Heritage Day celebration April 1

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WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Nature Center in Winona will reopen to the public April 1 after a four month seasonal closure, with the center’s largest annual event, Heritage Day.

“Heritage Day is a full day of food, friends and fun as we host demonstrations and workshops highlighting traditions of the Ozarks and our forest heritage,” said Skyler Bockman, manager of Twin Pines.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests may fish, learn archery, and take part in other activities while listening to live music. There will also be a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or while supplies last.

“This event fills up and is the perfect way to start our open season at the facility,” Bockman said, adding no reservations are required for Heritage Day.

Bockman also said monthly programs such as Little Stinker’s Storytime and Wildthings will resume in April. Specific dates, times and topics can be found at

Twin Pines is located one mile east of Winona on U.S. Highway 60. For more information on Twin Pines, including directions and events, visit or call (573)325-1381.