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Access to Busch CA and range detoured by MoDOT work on Route D

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 11, 2011

MoDOT road work to shut down Highway 94 access to Busch CA and range. Both still accessible via detours.

Conservation Department provides funds to help Silex firefighters

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 11, 2011

Powder Valley gears up for hunting seasons with free workshop

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 29, 2011

Attend free hunting workshop on Aug. 20

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NWTF provides three Crawford County schools money for archery program

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 21, 2011

Thanks to the generosity of the National Wild Turkey Federation, countless Sullivan and Cuba youths will find aim through the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP).

NWTF MoNASP Grant Schools

MDC’s Soulard Access in Marion County Temporarily Closed

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Jul 13, 2011

Marion County Conservation Area inaccessible due to damage from flooding and high winds.

Powder Valley Nature Center to feature outdoor family movie night

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2011

As part of its year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Powder Valley will feature a special outside showing of Fly Away Home on Friday, July 15, 8- 10 p.m.

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Grants available from MDC for loggers and landowners

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Jul 05, 2011

Loggers and landowners can both benefit from new MDC pilot cost-share incentive program.

Marines mobilize in St. Louis this week for conservation-friendly service project

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 20, 2011

The United States Marines will throw down their M-16s and deploy rakes, shovels and hoes to complete Phase I of a demonstration garden at Operation Brightside Headquarters at Kingshighway Boulevard and Vandeventer Avenue. They hope to help St. Louis homeowners and builders see firsthand landscaping practices that can yield both ecological and economical benefits.

Powder Valley to host St. Louis premier of Mother Nature's Child June 24

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 14, 2011

See this 2011 Environmental Film Festival pick during the Nature Center's “Get Your Child Outside” weekend.

MDC hiking program puts exercise in step with nature

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 02, 2011

“Hike for Nature & Hike for Exercise Program” will be a "moving” experience.

Discover outdoor fun at WOW St. Louis June 4-5

News from the region

St. Louis
May 19, 2011

Where can a family get way for a weekend of fun with meals and overnight accommodations included for just $25? WOW St. Louis in Forest Park June 4-5.

Living history celebration explores secret behind Powder Valley Nature Center name

News from the region

St. Louis
May 03, 2011

Today, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood is an ideal place to peacefully enjoy nature, but the origins of its name come from war.

MDC holding landowner workshop at Powder Valley April 9

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 04, 2011

A healthy forest filled with songbirds, turkey and deer... coveys of quail exchanging calls in an open field... ponds rich with a diversity of fish... With proper management techniques, private landowners can achieve these goals on their land.

Henges Range to reopen April 1

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2011

Action Target recently completed adjustments to the new bullet trap at the rifle/pistol range that required the range to be shut down from March 26 to March 31.

Pick up litter in St. Charles as part of annual Trash Bash

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2011

The event is part of Missouri's annual Trash Bash in April to spread awareness of the state's litter problem and work toward a litter-free state. The initiative is sponsored by MDC and MoDOT as part of the ongoing No MOre Trash! campaign.

Landowners invited to forest and wildlife workshop April 16

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Central
Mar 29, 2011

Event will be held on Haag property on Hwy 94 between Portland and Bluffton.

People of all ages warm up to watery places at Wetlands for Kids Day

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 18, 2011

Annual Wetlands for Kids Day will be on April 2 at the MDC August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles.

Henges Rifle/Pistol Range closes for week to adjust bullet trap

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 14, 2011

The rifle/pistol range at the Jay Henges Shooting Range will shut down for approximately one week starting Saturday, March 26, to allow for adjustments to the recently installed bullet trap.

Wild mushroom expert and author to speak at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 14, 2011

Maxine Stone, past president of the Missouri Mycological Society, and author of the newly-published field guide, Missouri’s Wild Mushrooms—A Guide To Hunting, Identifying, and Cooking the State’s Most Common Mushrooms, will appear at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Saturday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Missouri's Wild Mushrooms

Transmission line easement on Young CA seeks to balance utilities and nature

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 07, 2011

Construction of an electric power transmission line by contractors of Ameren Missouri is beginning on Young Conservation Area.

Hunters can certify racks at Henges Range antler scoring event

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 31, 2011

How does your rack stack up? Find out at deer antler scoring event at Henges Shooting Range.

Trees yield sweet treats at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 25, 2011

It’s a sweet time for family fun at Maple Sugar Festival.

Attend January workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Jan 06, 2011

Landscape professionals and enthusiasts are invited to attend “Landscape Design with Missouri in Mind” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday, Jan. 28 or 29 at Mineral Area Community College, 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills.

Eagle Days Set to Take Flight

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Dec 06, 2010

Eagle Days is set to take flight in just a few short weeks!

Photo of bald eagle hunting over open water

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Lucas Bond
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Candice Davis
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Kristie Hilgedick
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Conservation Headquarters
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Joe Jerek
(Statewide)
Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Jill Pritchard
(Statewide)
Jill.Pritchard@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
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Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
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Dan Zarlenga
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St. Louis Regional Office
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