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Normandy students experience tree climbing and planting at 24:1 Arbor Day Celebration

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 30, 2018

MDC Forestry staff recently participated in the event that celebrated trees in North St. Louis County.

Students climbing trees.

Rockwoods Reservation joins worldwide City Nature Challenge April 27-30 as host site

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 24, 2018

Everyone is invited to be part of this global citizen science data collecting effort.

Rockwoods reservation outdoor sign

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day May 19 at Maramec Spring Park

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 23, 2018
Kids ages 15 years and under can discover the fun of trout fishing at free all-day event.
Kid holding his catch.

MDC donates archery equipment to St. Louis County police for youth archery program

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 19, 2018

Thanks to the donation, St. Louis County Police officers will begin teaching archery to kids this summer.

group of people posed with archery equipment

MDC’s Jay Henges shooting range remains closed for repairs until late summer

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 19, 2018

The rifle/pistol range will remain closed until further notice to complete repair work. Shotgun fields, archery facilities, and education center building remain open.

image of shooting range from shooter box

MDC invites people to become citizen scientists at Powder Valley Nature Center Bioblitz May 11-12

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 12, 2018

Bioblitzers will become scientists for a day as they explore the diverse plants and animals around the nature center while providing helpful information to MDC naturalists.

Students discovering nature at the event.

MDC’s Discover Nature—Fishing classes aim to hook new conservationists in the St. Louis area

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 26, 2018

This free program instills the basics of fishing to youths and families—and hopefully more.

girl fishing from dock

MDC names Richard Remmler as St. Louis Regional Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 23, 2018

Richard Remmler of Crestwood was selected for the 2017 MDC Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year award for the St. Louis Region.

Richard Remmler get hunter education award

MDC names Larry Lindsey of O’Fallon St. Louis Regional Bowhunter Education Instructor of the Year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 21, 2018

Lindsey was selected for the 2017 Regional Bowhunter Education Instructor of the Year award.

Larry Lindsey receiving the award

MDC awards Conservation Agent Tim Tallent St. Louis Regional Agent Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 20, 2018

Agent Tallent was selected for the 2017 Regional Conservation Agent Hunter Education Instructor of the Year award this February.

Headshot of Protection District Supervisor Tim Tallent

MDC selects Christine Hibler as Regional Staff Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 19, 2018

Christine Hibler of Wildwood was selected for the 2017 Regional MDC Staff Hunter Education Instructor of the Year award.

Christine Hibler  being presented her award.

MDC holds Beginner’s Birding class March 24 at Rockwoods Reservation

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 13, 2018

This is an excellent opportunity for those new to birdwatching to get off to a great start with help of MDC naturalists.

male northern cardinal

Warren County landowners invited to MDC pond workshop in Warrenton March 28

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 12, 2018

MDC is working with landowners at this free workshop to help them get the most out of ponds on their property.

Pond

MDC offers Discover Nature Girls Camp July 24-26 in Lincoln County

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 12, 2018

Girls ages 11-15 should apply now for this chance to learn outdoor skills and hunter education in a fun, immersive environment.

Girls standing in water learning water safety at Discover Nature Girls Camp

MDC invites Franklin County landowners to pond workshop March 21 in Union

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 09, 2018

MDC is working with landowners at this free workshop to help them get the most out of ponds on their property.

pond at sunset

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshop at Powder Valley Nature Center July 9

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 08, 2018

Space is limited. Register by July 1 to attend this free training.

Students participating in an outdoor Discover Nature Schools program

MDC invites teachers to hands-on field workshop with experts in the St. Louis region July 9 – 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 08, 2018

Space is limited. Register by July 1 to attend this free training.

students at Discover Nature Schools outdoor program

Rockwoods Reservation hosts amazing race competition April 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 07, 2018

Participants with an adventurous spirit can compete in an outdoor challenge as they learn about nature.

Rockwoods Reservation

MDC and DU hold Wetlands for Kids Day April 7 at Busch Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 05, 2018

Kids of all ages and their families can learn about these unique places during a day of fun and engaging activities.

Kid taking part in the Wetlands for Kids Day event.

Columbia Bottom visitor center changes days of operation April 1

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 05, 2018

The conservation area’s visitor center will adopt new operating days to better serve school programs during the week.

People in the Columbia Bottom Visitor Center lobby

MDC’s Columbia Bottom Conservation Area serves as a starting location for 10th Annual Confluence Trash Bash March 24

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 01, 2018

MDC seeks volunteers to meet at Columbia Bottom and help in a large-scale effort to clean up the Confluence.

Confluence Trash Bash volunteers with trash they collected

Learn shotgun basics at one of MDC’s new Busch Shooting Range’s beginner classes March 13 and 26

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 28, 2018

Visitors will have two chances to learn the basics of shotgun shooting this March.

Two people shoot shotguns at Busch Shooting Range

MDC offers two shotgun patterning classes March 26 and April 3 at the new Busch Shooting Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 28, 2018

Shotgun hunters can improve their success by attending free programs held in March and April.

Man shooting shotgun at Busch Shooting Range

MDC and partners to hold woodland workshop for landowners in Moscow Mills March 24

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 27, 2018

Property owners will learn techniques for managing their forests and woodlands at this full day educational event.

forest path

MDC offers free program on purple martins at Busch Conservation Area March 3

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 26, 2018

Learn how to attract these charming avian visitors to your yard.

Purple martin.

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Jill Pritchard
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Francis Skalicky
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