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The Missouri Department of Conservation and partners invite the public to a free screening of the documentary film Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home, Thursday, Aug. 30 at St. Charles Community College.

In the film, renowned entomologist, author, and native plant expert Dr. Doug Tallamy narrates inspiring, true stories that show how everyday “heroes” can help restore nature one garden at a time. Register HERE.


We’re Goin’ Rollin’ On The River – and Not Just Any River – The Mighty Mississippi River!

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

Spend a “Day on the River” and learn what makes the Mississippi River mighty! Take a boat ride, learn how to cast a fishing pole and get hands-on with fish pulled right out of the river!

The event is being hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at Riverfront Park in Cape Girardeau, Saturday, Sep. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages and groups are welcome. The event is free and registration is required.



Find out more about the “Day on the River” event from the MDC’s information release below.

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We Received This Tasty Bit Of News & It’s Too Good Not To Share…

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri is excited to present the 5th Annual Arbormeisters Homebrew + Craft Beer Festival!

Each homebrew includes at least one ingredient sourced from a tree! Savor these unique brews, along with some of Missouri’s favorite craft beers, while enjoying the natural setting of Forest ReLeaf’s Communitree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur Park. All proceeds benefit Forest ReLeaf’s mission of “planting trees, enriching communities.” Attendees will rate the various brews and vote for their favorites; may the best homebrewer win!

Live music will be performed by Cole Blue Steel and the Cheese Shack Food Truck will have additional food available for purchase.

Brews that will be on hand to sample…

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Audition Call For The “Nature’s Got Talent: Variety Show” At Powder Valley Aug. 11!

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood will present “Nature’s Got Talent: Variety Show” Friday, Sept. 28.  The nature center is holding auditions to select performers for the show on Saturday, Aug 11 from 1–3 p.m.

Nature has always been a source of inspiration and creativity. The Missouri
Department of Conservation (MDC) is giving you the chance to harness your own talents and creativity in celebration of the great outdoors.

For the first time, MDC’s Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood will present the Nature’s Got Talent: Variety Show—an evening of celebrating nature while watching Missourians showcase their amazing talent.

See more details below from the MDC information release.

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Here’s Your Chance To Experience A Big River Float Trip?

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to quietly enjoy the sights and sounds from a canoe or kayak slowly floating along a big river – just like early explorers? Well, now’s your chance!

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a FREE series of guided float trips in Kansas City, Saturday, August 25. An orientation is required on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Read the details below for the three different trips to choose from, a sunrise float, noon float, or a sunset float.

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Shop At Select Whole Foods Markets On July 26 And 5% Will Go To Trailnet

In the latest Trailnet newsletter, information about an upcoming fundraiser was released. We thought it would be of interest to many of our readers. Trailnet is an advocacy organization that focuses on “Making walking and biking in St. Louis better for everyone.”

You can sign up for Trailnet news and information on their website (bottom right corner is a “Sign up for news and updates” section.) Link to Trailnet’s website HERE.

Fundraiser information from Trailnet:

“Whole Foods Market is a wonderful Trailnet partner. In 2016 Trailnet participated in their “One Dime at a Time” campaign and raised close to $10,000. Now we are honored to have been selected for their 5% Day Community Support program. Sarah Christensen, Whole Foods Market’s Community Engagement Marketing Manager for the Midwest, said, “It is a great time to partner again since it’s Trailnet’s 30th anniversary year and active transportation advocacy is more important than ever.”  Shop at any of the three locations Brentwood, CWE, and Town & Country on Thursday, July 26th, and Whole Foods will donate 5% of your total purchase to Trailnet.”


Introduce Your Babies & Toddlers To How Much FUN Nature Can Be!

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Rockwoods Reservation hosts programs for infants and toddlers this Summer!

“Babes in the Woods” programs will be held from 10-11 a.m. each third Wednesday of the month through September.  MDC naturalists will focus on a new topic each month.  Each session will include hands-on touch tables, song time, outdoor walks, story time, and more.  Siblings are welcome to attend, too.

Each “Babes in the Woods” program is free, but advanced online registration is required. Click HERE for registration details.

Find more information about the program and event dates below.

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West Lake Community Meeting – Spread The Word!

Just Moms STL will update the community with the latest information concerning the West  Lake Landfill. Everyone in the St. Louis region should be concerned and educate themselves about the issue involving tons of nuclear waste buried in a North St. Louis County landfill that has an underground fire burning next door.

When: Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Where: John Calvin Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton
12567 Natural Bridge Rd, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044

Information posted by Just Moms STL about the meeting in an event Facebook post:  “We have some updates we need to share, but most importantly to those that have lived/live around West Lake Landfill, specifically those that grew up in Carrollton or Spanish Village area. We have created a health survey and we NEED your input!!! We really need people to physically show up at this meeting. Please take an hour and a half out of your time and attend this important meeting.”


Annual Katy Trail Ride Will Host 300 Bicyclists Beginning June 18

Interested in a bike ride? Check out this information from Missouri State Parks.
On Monday, June 18, approximately 300 bicyclists will begin a 232-mile journey from St. Charles to Clinton on the Katy Trail State Park for the 18th Annual Katy Trail Ride. This year’s participants range in age from 8 to 89 and come from 29 states and one Canadian Province.

Hosted by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation, the five-day Katy Trail Ride has been an annual event since 2001 and has achieved national and international acclaim. The ride takes cyclists along the scenic Missouri River and through the historic towns that developed along the river and the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, the predecessor to the Katy Trail.

See more information and the event itinerary below.

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MOBOT Hosts Green Living Festival, June 2

Interested in spending some time learning to “Live Green?” You’re in luck! Spend some time at the Missouri Botanical Garden for an event that allows for hands-on learning about sustainable and healthy lifestyles.

The Green Living Festival will be held, Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.and is included with Missouri Botanical Garden admission. The event will be held rain or shine.

Find more about the festival below.

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