Outdoors

MDC encourages birders to help with Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages experienced birders to become citizen scientists by helping with the National Audubon Society’s 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 – including about 20 counts in Missouri.

Those ducks had to come from somewhere else

By Larry Dablemont
    Bolt and I loaded up the boat and headed for Truman Lake the day before Thanksgiving. Bolt is my big brown Labrador, the third or fourth greatest duck dog in the world. I call him that; so, all the other Lab owners who think their dog is the “best one in the world” have no reason to argue with me.

Season passes on sale at Maramec Spring Park

    2020 Maramec Spring Park season passes will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The James Foundation Office located at 21506 Maramec Spring Drive and the Reception Building located at  21880 Maramec Spring Drive on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MDC and DFS offer volunteer fire departments help with insurance

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety (DFS) have partnered to pilot a new grant opportunity for volunteer fire departments to cover workers compensation and liability coverage for active fire-department members.

Trustees seek public comment on proposed creek projects

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service, acting as Trustees for Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration, are seeking public input on a draft restoration plan, and invite the public to an informational meeting on Thursday, December 12 to learn about proposed natural resource restoration projects in southeast Missouri.