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Quarantine Expanded to Protect Missouri’s Trees from Invasive Emerald Ash Borer‏

Photo courtesy MU

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
– Following this summer’s findings of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer in Platte, Madison and Reynolds counties, Missouri’s quarantine regulating the movement of many ash wood products has been expanded. 

 

Agencies Partner to Plant Thousands of Trees

JEFFERSON CITY - On a recent sunny morning, Pioneer Trail Elementary School students pushed dirt around a newly-planted redbud tree that will bloom and provide shade for years to come.

New Haven Farmer's Market Opening May 3


Before long you’ll see the familiar set up for the New Haven Farmer's Market.  It will be open each week from 4:00 to 6:30 pm on Thursdays, located along the levee behind the Riverfront Cultural Society (RCS).

Tune in this Sunday for the 75th Anniversary Television Show‏ which traces Missouri’s conservation history


Historic audio, video and photos document progress, promise.

JEFFERSON CITY–Missourians can take a trip through their state’s conservation history starting April 14. That is when the Missouri Department of Conservation’s 75th anniversary documentary will begin airing on television stations statewide.

Missouri awarded honor of Top State for Camping


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
— The people have spoken: Missouri is the No. 1 state for camping in the U.S.
 

Cautions to Gardeners and Farmers Against Early Planting Despite Warm Weather‏


Brad Fischer , COLUMBIA, Mo.
– Warm temperatures and sunshine have come to the Midwest earlier than usual this spring. A University of Missouri expert predicts a continued warm trend, but he cautions farmers and gardeners against early planting.

Learn to Bird March 24 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Birding is one of the most popular pastimes in America and you can learn all about it Saturday, March 24 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in Wildwood. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the Learn to Bird event will begin at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 17-20

The 15th Great Backyard Bird Count starts this Friday! During February 17-20 you are invited to be part of a massive citizen-science effort across North America. Tens of thousands of fellow bird watchers will be counting birds and submitting their checklists to www.birdcount.org.

Wake up and smell the pancakes! Making maple syrup from your own backyard.

Missouri Department of Conservation - This winter, enjoy a New England “sugar bush” experience right in your own Missouri backyard or woodlot.  Photos by Kevin McCarthy

Missouri, too, has sugar maple trees (Acer saccharum), which many Northeasterners use for making delicious maple syrup and sugar.

Home gardeners and professionals are invited to attend workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants


Colorful wildflowers bloom on Missouri’s prairies in June, attracting bugs, birds and photographers. Here, a ladybug crawls on a blackeyed Susan.
Photo By: Bill Graham, Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

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