Community Interest

Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

Join MDC for Eagle Days events or watch eagles on your own around the state.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- From December through February, Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state or enjoy watching bald eagles on your own.

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MDC invites nature artists to wood painting class at Busch Conservation Area Nov. 19

Nature has inspired art since the dawn of humans. Pre-historic paintings of animals have been discovered in caves that date back more than 40,000 years. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is giving artistic types an opportunity to tap into their own painting muse at a special Paint Night event Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles.

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MDC’s mandatory CWD sampling this weekend in 29 counties

Sampling stations will be open Nov. 16 and 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD. MDC is continuing its efforts this fall and winter to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding new cases and slowing its spread to more deer or more areas.

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Celebrate the Season with Holiday Happenings in St. Charles County Parks

‘Tis the season to visit a St. Charles County Park for an extra dose of holiday cheer and family-friendly fun! The 2019 list of Holiday Happenings is available and the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department has a wonderful lineup of festive events planned in November, December and January. Join us for these exciting holiday events and activities happening in the parks:

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Local UCC Churches Complete 13th Annual Weekend of Service

Submitted by: Julie Loika--Faith in Action Coordinator for the Heritage Cluster of UCC Churches

On September 28th and 29th, over 50 members from local United Church of Christ congregations donned bright orange t-shirts for the 13th annual Faith in Action weekend of service.  Members formed teams and spent the weekend doing service projects throughout Southwestern St. Charles County and Southeastern Warren County.  This annual program began in 2007 as an off-shoot of mission trips to the New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina.  This weekend of service focuses on helping our neighbors in the community and beyond.

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MDC celebrates 50 years of urban fishing by stocking 10lb rainbow trout in select St. Louis lakes

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its Urban Fishing Program (UFP) this year. Since 1969, the UFP has grown from a limited experiment to an expanded and robust program providing close-to-home fishing for St. Louis area citizens.   These opportunities include pursuing rainbow trout during the winter in select UFP lakes.

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