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Learn to Fish

Come learn about fisheries, wildlife, and protection management at Maramec Spring Park on July 1st. Experience trout fishing with MDC staff, learn how to clean your catch, & preparing a campfire foil wrap meal. Youth accompanied by parent or guardian will then enjoy an evening of frog gigging from shoreline / Jon boat after sunset with MDC staff. The program will start at 5 pm and conclude by 11 pm on July 1st. Parent / guardian must be present during the entire event.

Discover Nature - Fishing Lessons 1 & 2

Lesson 1: Learn the parts and function of a spin cast fishing rod and reel. How to cast safely and successfully. How to fasten basic tackle to a fishing line. Learn techniques to catch fish and handle it properly.

Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure bait on hooks.

Participants will be able to take what they learned and go fishing.

Habitat Improvement

Come learn about restoring Missouri’s Natural Communities such as prairie’s (native grasslands), woodlands, and glades. Private Land Conservationist Luke Anderson will show great examples on private property of these communities. Luke will discuss restoration techniques, biological benefits, and cost share program assistance. There will be plenty of time for questions!

Be prepared that this is a walking tour; please wear appropriate footwear, bring bug repellent, sunscreen and water.

Discover Nature - Fishing Lessons 1 & 2

Lesson 1: Learn the parts and function of a spin cast fishing rod and reel. How to cast safely and successfully. How to fasten basic tackle to a fishing line. Learn techniques to catch fish and handle it properly.

Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure bait on hooks.

Participants will be able to take what they learned and go fishing.

Family Fishing

Join us for a family fishing day in the park! Fishing poles, tackle, bait, and instruction will be provided. This is a great opportunity for anyone you know who is interested in fishing but does not have the gear to do so. Anyone is welcome. Stop by to grab a fishing pole and start fishing!

Please contact Community Education Assistant Lance Lewis with any questions: Lance.Lewis@mdc.mo.gov

Paddle Sports

Introduction to Stream Kayaking: July 13 on the Big Piney River between Six Crossings (50.0 river mileage marker) to Big Piney River bridge (54.5 river mileage marker). Participants will meet at Big Piney River Bridge and be shuttled to starting point at Six Crossings access point. Must arrive at Big Piney Bridge by 8:50 am to get shuttled to starting point. Directions to Big Piney Bridge: From Duke, take Route K west to Western Road then across Big Piney Bridge and turn right to gravel bar.

Paddle Sports

Introduction to Stream Kayaking: July 20 on the Meramec River between MDC Woodson K. Woods River Access (28.2 river mileage marker) to Scotts Ford Access (35.1 river mileage marker). Participants will meet at MDC Scotts Ford Access and be shuttled to starting point on MDC Woodson K. Woods access point. Must arrive at Scotts Ford by 8:50 am to get shuttled to starting point.

Insects

What's all this buzz about bees? Join us as we go over it! There will be a presentation about bee species native to Missouri, the life cycle of a bee, as well as why they are important to our ecosystem.

There will also bee a movie and a game of BEE-NGO! It is sure to be a great time.

Please contact Lance Lewis, Community Education Assistant with any questions.

Lance.Lewis@mdc.mo.gov